Pepperdine’s Dunphy to help coach U.S. at World Championships

A coach with multiple NCAA championships and an Olympic gold medal will be on the sidelines for the U.S. Women’s National Team during its biggest international tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball recently announced that Pepperdine coach Marv Dunphy will serve as an assistant coach for the upcoming FIVB Women’s World Championships.


Dunphy in his 32 years at Pepperdine has led the Waves to four national titles and is in the NCAA top five for career victories among active coaches with 565 wins. In addition, the AVCA Hall of Fame coach helped guide Pepperdine to a top-five national ranking and a share of the MPSF regular season title last season.

Along with his college coaching experience, Dunphy served as the head coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1985-88. The United States under Dunphy held the No. 1 world ranking and won the gold medal at the 1988 Olympics.

The Hall of Fame coach has also served in various capacities with USA Volleyball after winning the Olympic gold medal.

Dunphy will be one of three Waves to represent the United States at the World Championships.

Pepperdine assistant coach David Hunt will serve as a consultant on coach Karch Kiraly’s staff. Former Pepperdine All-American middle attacker Kim Hill also was one of 14 players selected to the U.S. roster.

The United States will open the World Championship in Italy with a pool-play match against Mexico on Tuesday.