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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.
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.
It took John Speraw less than a week since being hire at UCLA to begin to fill out his assistant coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Speraw announced Monday that former Loyola Marymount outside attacker and UC Irvine assistant coach Brad Keller will serve as UCLA’s assistant coach for the 2013 season.
John Speraw 10 years after leaving UCLA to build UC Irvine into national powerhouse is now returning to to the Bruins.
UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday that Speraw has been hired to replace Hall of Fame coach Al Scates as the head coach of the UCLA men’s volleyball team.
UC Irvine swept USC on Saturday to win the 2012 NCAA championship – its third national title in the last six years.
Check out the postmatch news conference following the Anteaters’ victory.
UC Irvine coach John Speraw and several Anteater players participated in the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament media day on Wednesday.
The No. 1 seed UC Irvine will play the No. 4 seed Penn State in the semifinals on Thursday. Check out the transcript from UC Irvine’s news conference.
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.
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.
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.