Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Speraw Renews Contract for 2017-20 Olympic Games

John Speraw
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U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach, John Speraw, has agreed to a contract extension for the 2017-20 Olympic Games quadrennial. Speraw, who led his team to victories in the 2014 FIVB World League and 2015 FIVB World Cup, has been instrumental in the success of the U.S. Men’s Team.

A Successful Quadrennial

Since becoming the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Team in 2013, Speraw has guided the team to impressive results. With a record of 59-24 in matches under his leadership, the team’s overall performance stands at 68-38. Alongside the World League and World Cup titles, Speraw has also secured a NORCECA Championship in 2013 and a World League bronze in 2015.

Continuity and Success

Speraw’s contract renewal has been met with enthusiasm and praise from both players and officials. USA Volleyball CEO, Doug Beal, commends Speraw for his achievements and the positive impact he has had on the team. Speraw’s ability to integrate talented young players quickly and foster a great culture within the U.S. Men’s program has been key to their success at the World Cup and World League.

A Dual Role

In addition to his role as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, Speraw also continues to lead the UCLA men’s volleyball team. This dual role allows him to bring valuable experience and knowledge from both programs to further strengthen his coaching abilities. The support from UCLA demonstrates their commitment to Speraw’s growth as a coach.

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Building for the Future

Looking forward, Speraw aims to keep his current staff intact for the next quadrennial. This includes assistant coaches Matt Fuerbringer and Mike Wall, consultant coach Andrea Becker, athletic trainer Aaron Brock, and technical coordinator Nate Ngo. The cohesion and trust among the coaching staff have been essential to the team’s success, and Speraw recognizes the importance of retaining this continuity.

The Road to Rio and Beyond

As the U.S. Men’s National Team prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games, they are ranked No. 5 in the world by the FIVB. With Speraw at the helm, the team is focused on delivering a strong performance in Rio. Beyond the Olympics, the team has their sights set on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

FAQs

Q: Who is the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team?
A: John Speraw is the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Q: What titles has the U.S. Men’s Team won under Speraw’s leadership?
A: Under Speraw’s leadership, the U.S. Men’s Team has won the 2014 FIVB World League, 2015 FIVB World Cup, NORCECA Championship in 2013, and a World League bronze in 2015.

Q: Will Speraw continue as the head coach of UCLA men’s volleyball team?
A: Yes, Speraw will continue in his dual role as the head coach of both the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team and the UCLA men’s volleyball team.

Conclusion

John Speraw’s contract extension as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team for the 2017-20 Olympic Games quadrennial is a testament to his exceptional coaching abilities and the team’s impressive performance under his guidance. With a focus on continuity and success, the team is well-positioned for future achievements. Speraw’s commitment to both the national team and UCLA demonstrates his passion for coaching and developing young talent. As they aim for success in Rio and beyond, the U.S. Men’s National Team looks to Speraw’s leadership to guide them to victory.

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