Q&A with UCLA coach and new U.S. Olympic coach John Speraw

UCLA men’s volleyball coach John Speraw addressed the media on Tuesday for the first time since being named the U.S. Men’s National Team coach for the 2016 Olympics.

Check out the news conference as Speraw discusses his plans for the national team, why he took the position and his decision to coach the United States while also keeping his job at UCLA.
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Speraw staying UCLA head coach while coaching U.S. Men’s National Team

John Speraw will be coaching the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2016 Olympics, but won’t be leaving the UCLA sidelines.

USA Volleyball announced Monday evening that the first-year UCLA head coach will coach the United States in the upcoming summer Olympics while maintaining his position at UCLA for the next three years.
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UC Irvine’s Speraw: Interested in U.S. head coach job for future Olympics

UC Irvine coach John Speraw would like the chance to be the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Volleyball National Team for the 2016 or future Olympics.

Speraw said Monday on the weekly volleyball radio show “The Net Live” that he would like to be the United States’ head coaching when the position becomes open for a future Olympics.
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Projected preseason top 10 national rankings: No. 2 UC Irvine

UC Irvine is projected by Off the Block to be No. 2 in the preseason national rankings.

Off the Block throughout December and January will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.

The college men’s volleyball season begins this week and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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4 MPSF players included on final U.S. Pan Am Games Team roster

Four West Coast college players will represent the United States at one of the top international tournaments of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Thursday that UCLA setter Kyle Caldwell, USC outside attacker Tony Ciarelli, Cal State Northridge outside attacker Matt Stork and UCLA middle attacker Nick Vogel made the U.S. roster for the 2011 Pan American Games.

Caldwell, Ciarelli, Stork and Vogel were four of 11 players selected to the U.S. Men’s Pan American Games team for the international tournament later this month in Guadalajara, Mexico. The initial U.S. roster revealed last week had 19 players, including 10 current college men’s volleyball players.
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USA Volleyball announces initial roster for Pan Am Games

Ten current college men’s volleyball players will have a chance to represent the United States at an international tournament later this month.

USA Volleyball last week revealed its 19-player preliminary roster for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

UC Irvine led all schools with three current players — outside attacker Carson Clark, outside attacker Jeremy Dejno and middle attacker Scott Kevorken — selected to the initial roster.
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