Board Chair Doug Beal (independent) Doug was a distinquished national-level volleyball player and competed in more than 200 national team international matches, earned the US Volleyball Association All-American honors five times, and received the USVBA Player of the Year Award in 1975.
Following thse accomplishments, Doug went on to become the first USA National Coach to lead his team to the Olympic gold in 1984. His leadership also helped the US Team acquire the coveted “Triple Crown” of volleyball: The Olympic Gold Medal (Los Angeles, 1984), the World Cup Gold Medal (1985), and the World Championship Gold Medal (1986). After again coaching the US Men’s National Team in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, Doug furthered, supported and advanced the sport as CEO of USA Volleyball for more than a decade.
A longtime leader in the sport community, Doug has also served as Head Coach at Bowling Green and Ohio State, as well as Advisor to the Presidents Commission on Olympic Sports. His achievements in sport have been recognized with a number of inductions, including his 1989 induction to the Internaitonal Volleyball Hall of Fame, the USVBA Leader in Volleyball Award and was a finalist for the FIVB Greatest Coach of the 20th Century Award.
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