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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Started playing sitting volleyball with the Air Force Wounded Warriors Program. Has Competed in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games


  • Medal 2024 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Final Qualifier - Silver
  • Medal 2023 Dutch Tournament - Bronze
  • Medal 2023 ParaVolley Pan American Zonal Championship - Silver
  • flag icon 2022 Dutch Tournament
  • flag icon 2022 World ParaVolley World Championships (5th place)
  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • flag icon 2018 Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Open Nationals
  • flag icon 2018 Dutch Tournament
  • flag icon 2017 ParaVolley Pan American Championships in Montreal

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Bilateral below-the-knee amputee: While deployed by the U.S. Air Force on a presidential support mission, Dadgostar lost his legs after he was hit by a boat while swimming near St. Croix on April 19, 2009
  • Volleyball icon Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 2012
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Mohammad and Doris Dadgostar, Brother's name is Michael Dadgostar and Sisters' names are Lori Houghton and Donna Denhim
  • Volleyball icon Married to Stephanie Dadgostar, Children's names are Kameron Dadgostar and Laurel Dadgostar
  • What was your path to U.S. Men's Sitting National Team? "After rehab I starting playing volleyball again this time in the sitting discipline for the US Air Force Team. I was recruited to the A2 development program by USA Volleyball while attending the 2014 Open championships in 2014. Rostered for the U.S. Men's National Team in 2017."
  • Who do you admire most?"My father for always putting others before himself, instilling the values that I live my life by today."
  • What was the happiest moment of your life?"The birth of my children (Kameron and Laurel)."