Book released chronicling each men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament

The first book to chronicle every men’s volleyball and women’s volleyball NCAA championship is now available for readers.

The coffee-table style book “NCAA Volleyball History: Coaches, Players, Personalities and Teams” written by Michael Sondheimer was released on Amazon last week.

“NCAA Volleyball History” examines each national championship starting with the first men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament in 1970 to Ohio State winning the national championship earlier this year. In addition, the 352-page book features more than 100 interviews with former players and coaches and provides in-depth stories about the people and personalities that contributed to the growth of college volleyball.


Beyond providing a detailed analysis of the NCAA Tournaments, the historical book contains photos throughout the history of the NCAA championships and a media section with all-time records and stats. The “NCAA Volleyball History” also unveils lists of the greatest teams, players and coaches in the sport’s history as voted on by members of the volleyball community.

Off the Block will release on its website later this week the all-time teams, players and coaches along with the all-decade teams from the book.

The paperback version of “NCAA Volleyball History” can be purchased online for $14.95 at

Sondheimer is a former recipient of the AVCA Grant Burger Media Award and the USA Volleyball E. Douglas Boyden Media Recognition Award.