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Men's National Olympic History

2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

August 5 – 21, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rank/Record: 

3rd/5-3

Results

Aug. 7: Canada def. USA, 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23) (pool play)
Aug. 9: Italy def. USA, 3-1 (28-26, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23) (pool play)
Aug. 11: USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 13: USA def. France, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 25-22) (pool play)
Aug. 15: USA def. Mexico, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 17: USA def. Poland, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) (quarterfinals)
Aug. 19: Italy def. USA, 3-2 (30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9) (semifinals)
Aug. 21: USA def. Russia, 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Italy
Bronze: USA

Roster

Matt Anderson (Opp, 6-9, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
Aaron Russell (OH, 6-9, Ellicott City, Md., Penn State)
Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
David Lee (MB, 6-8, Alpine, Calif., Long Beach State)
Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
Reid Priddy (OH, 6-4, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
Murphy Troy (Opp, 6-8, St. Louis, Mo., Southern California)
Thomas Jaeschke (OH, 6-7, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
Max Holt (MB, 6-9, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State)
David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)

Coaches
Head Coach: John Speraw
Team Leader: Erik Sullivan
Assistant Coaches: Matt Fuerbringer and Mike Wall
Sports Psychologist: Andrea Becker
Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo
Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock
Team Doctor: Andrew Gregory
Scout Coach: Anton Brams
Scout Coach: Charlie Sullivan
Technical Support: David Dantes

2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 27 – August 12, 2012
London, England

Rank/Record: 

T-5th, 4-2

Results

July 29: USA def. Serbia, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21) (pool play)
July 31: USA def. Germany, 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) (pool play)
Aug. 2: USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-17) (pool play)
Aug. 4: Russia def. USA, 3-2 (27-29, 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-8) (pool play)
Aug. 6: USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19) (pool play)
Aug. 8: Italy def. USA, 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-20) (quarterfinals)

Gold: Russia
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Italy

Roster

Matt Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
Sean Rooney (OH, 6-9, Wheaton, Ill., Pepperdine)
David Lee (MB, 6-8, Alpine, Calif., Long Beach State)
Rich Lambourne (L, 6-3, Tustin, Calif., BYU)
Paul Lotman (OH, 6-7, Lakewood, Calif., Long Beach State)
Donald Suxho (S, 6-5, Korce, Albania, USC)
Reid Priddy (OH, 6-5, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
Brian Thornton (S, 6-3, San Clemente, Calif., UC Irvine)
Russell Holmes (MB, 6-8, Fountain Valley, Calif., BYU)
Clay Stanley (OPP, 6-9, Honolulu, Hawai’i, Hawaii)
David McKienzie (Opp, 6-4, Littleton, Colo., Long Beach State)
David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)

Coaches
Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Team Manager: Rob Browning (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: John Speraw (Irvine, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen (Lafayette, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Medical Support: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)
Scout Coach: Andy Read (Garden Grove, Calif.)
Scout Coach: Mike Sealy (Santa Monica, Calif.)

2008 OLYMPIC GAMES

August 8 – 24, 2008
Beijing, China

Rank/Record:

1st/8-0

Results

USA def. Argentina, 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10) (pool play)
USA def. Italy, 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21) (pool play)
USA def. Bulgaria, 3-1 (27-29, 25-21, 25-14, 26-24) (pool play)
USA def. China, 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) (pool play)
USA def. Japan, 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-21) (pool play)
USA def. Serbia, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 15-12) (quarterfinals)
USA def. Russia, 3-2 (25-22, 25-21, 25-27, 22-25, 15-13) (semifinals)
USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23) (final)

Gold: USA
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Russia

Roster

Lloy Ball
Gabe Gardner
Kevin Hansen
Tom Hoff
Rich Lambourne
David Lee
Ryan Millar
Reid Priddy
Sean Rooney
Riley Salmon
Clay Stanley
Scott Touzinsky

Coaches
Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon
Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen
Assistant Coach: John Speraw
Technical Consultant: Marv Dunphy
Scouting Coach: Carl McGown
Technical Coordinator: Jamie Morrison
Team Leader: Rob Browning
Team Doctor: Chris Koutures
Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock

2004 OLYMPIC GAMES

August 13 – 29, 2004
Athens, Greece

Rank/Record:

4th/4-4

Results

Italy def. USA, 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-13) (pool play)
USA def. Netherlands, 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-18) (pool play)
Russia def. USA, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23) (pool play)
USA def. Australia, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19) (pool play)
USA def. Brazil, 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22) (pool play)
USA def. Greece, 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 17-15) (quarterfinals)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) (semifinals)
Russia def. USA 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-16) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Italy
Bronze: Russia

Roster

Lloy Ball
Kevin Barnett
Brook Billings
Phil Eatherton
Gabe Gardner
Tom Hoff
Ryan Millar
Reid Priddy
Riley Salmon
Clay Stanley
Erik Sullivan
Donald Suxho

Coaches
Head Coach: Doug Beal
Assistant Coach: Hugh McCutcheon
Assistant Coach: Rob Browning
Scouting Coach: Carl McGown
Team Consultant: Marv Dunphy
Team Leader: Al Monaco
Trainer: Nick Metskas

2000 OLYMPIC GAMES

September 15 – October 1, 2000
Sydney, Australia

Rank/Record:

T-11th/0-5

Results

Argentina def. USA, 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-21, 25-18) (pool play)
Russia def. USA, 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17) (pool play)
Yugoslavia def. USA, 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-23) (pool play)
Korea def. USA, 3-2 (25-20, 25-27, 26-24, 21-25, 15-13) (pool play)
Italy def. USA, 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18) (pool play)

Gold: Yugoslavia
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Italy

Roster

Lloy Ball
Kevin Barnett
Tom Hoff
John Hyden
Mike Lambert
Dan Landry
Chip McCaw
Ryan Millar
Jeff Nygaard
George Roumain
Erik Sullivan
Andy Witt

Coaches
Head Coach: Doug Beal
Assistant Coach: Marv Dunphy
Assistant Coach: Rod Wilde
Team Leader: Jim Coleman

1996 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 19 – August 4, 1996
Atlanta, Georgia

Rank/Record:

T-9th/2-3

Results

USA def. Poland,3-0 (15-13, 15-6, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Argentina, 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-11) (pool play)
Cuba def. USA, 3-2 (4-15, 15-9, 14-16, 15-8, 18-16) (pool play)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (15-11, 15-11, 15-7) (pool play)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-2 (15-11, 13-15, 11-15, 15-5, 15-12) (pool play)

Gold: Netherlands
Silver: Italy
Bronze: Yugoslavia

Roster

Lloy Ball
Bob Ctvrtlik
Scott Fortune
John Hyden
Bryan Ivie
Mike Lambert
Dan Landry
Jeff Nygaard
Tom Sorensen
Jeff Stork
Ethan Watts
Brett Winslow

Coaches
Head Coach: Fred Sturm
Assistant Coach: Rudy Suwara
Assistant Coach: Rod Wilde
Team Manager: Eric Daly

1992 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 25  -August 9, 1992
Barcelona, Spain

Rank/Record:

3rd/6-2

Results

Japan def. USA, 3-1 (8-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Canada, 3-2 (15-12, 15-12, 10-15, 11-15, 16-14) (pool play)
USA def. Spain, 3-2 (15-6, 14-16, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11) (pool play)
USA def. France, 3-0 (15-5, 15-12, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Italy, 3-1 (9-15, 16-14, 15-11, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Unified Team, 3-1 (12-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-11) (quarterfinal)
Brazil def. USA, 3-1 (12-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-12) (semifinal)
USA def. Cuba, 3-1 (12-15, 15-13, 15-7, 15-11) (bronze medal match)

Gold: Brazil
Silver: Netherlands
Bronze: USA

Roster

Nick Becker
Carlos Briceno
Bob Ctvrtlik
Scott Fortune
Dan Greenbaum
Brent Hilliard
Bryan Ivie
Doug Partie
Bob Samuelson
Eric Sato
Jeff Stork
Steve Timmons

Coaches
Head Coach: Fred Sturm
Assistant Coach: John Cook
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato
Team Manager: Kevin Ring
Head Coach: Fred Sturm
Assistant Coach: John Cook
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato
Team Manager: Kevin Ring

1988 OLYMPIC GAMES

September 17 – October 2, 1988
Seoul, South Korea

Rank/Record:

1st/7-0

Results

USA def. Japan, 3-0 (15-13, 15-2, 15-2) (pool play)
USA def. Netherlands, 3-1 (15-7, 12-15, 15-1, 15-11) (pool play)
USA def. Argentina, 3-2 (11-15, 11-15, 15-4, 17-15, 15-12) (pool play)
USA def. France, 3-0 (17-15, 15-6, 15-13) (pool play)
USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (15-4, 15-6, 15-4) (pool play)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-3, 15-5, 15-11) (semifinal)
USA def. Soviet Union, 3-1 (13-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-8) (gold medal match)

Gold: USA
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Argentina

Roster

Craig Buck
Bob Ctvrtlik
Scott Fortune
Karch Kiraly
Ricci Luyties
Doug Partie
Jon Root
Eric Sato
Dave Saunders
Jeff Stork
Troy Tanner
Steve Timmons

Coaches
Head Coach: Marv Dunphy
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato
Assistant Coach: Jim Coleman
Team Manager: Gary Moy

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 28 – August 12, 1984
Los Angeles, California

Rank/Record:

1st/5-1

Results

USA def. Argentina, 3-1 (15-6, 15-7, 10-15, 15-8) (pool play)
USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (15-3, 15-2, 15-3) v
USA def. Korea, 3-0 (15-13, 15-9, 15-6) (pool play)
Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (15-10, 15-11, 15-2) (pool play)
USA def. Canada, 3-0 (15-6, 15-10, 15-7) (semifinal)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-7) (gold medal match)

Gold: USA
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Italy

Roster

Aldis Berzins
Craig Buck
Rich Duwelius
Dusty Dvorak
Karch Kiraly
Chris Marlowe
Pat Powers
Steve Salmons
Dave Saunders
Paul Sunderland
Steve Timmons
Marc Waldie

Coaches
Head Coach: Doug Beal
Assistant Coach: Bill Neville
Assistant Coach: Tony Crabbe
Team Manager: Mark Miller

1968 OLYMPIC GAMES

October 12 – 27, 1968
Mexico City, Mexico

Rank/Record:

7th/4-5

Results

USA def. Soviet Union, 3-2 (11-15, 15-10, 10-14, 15-10, 15-6)
Czechoslovakia def. USA, 3-1 (15-0, 10-15, 15-7, 15-7)
USA def. Brazil, 3-0 (15-12, 15-7, 15-10)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-2 (10-15, 17-15, 7-15, 15-7, 16-14)
Poland def. USA, 3-0 (15-5, 15-5, 15-8)
East Germany def USA, 3-0 (15-8, 15-12, 15-10)
Japan def. USA, 3-0 (15-5, 15-8, 15-11)
USA def. Mexico, 3-1 (14-16, 15-10, 15-9, 15-1)
USA def. Belgium, 3-0 (15-4, 16-14, 15-10)

Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Japan
Bronze: Czechoslovakia

Roster

John Alstrom
Mike Bright
Wink Davenport
Smitty Duke
Tom Haine
John Henn
Butch May
Danny Patterson
Larry Rundle
Jon Stanley
Rudy Suwara
Pete Velasco Jr.

Coaches
Head Coach: Jim Coleman
Assistant Coach: John Lowell
Trainer: Joe Abrahams

1964 OLYMPIC GAMES

October 10 – 24, 1964
Tokyo, Japan

Rank/Record:

9th/2-7

Results

USA def. Netherlands, 3-0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-6)
USA def. Korea, 3-2 (16-14, 4-15, 4-15, 15-10, 15-11)
Hungary def. USA, 3-0 (15-12, 15-13, 15-8)
Czechoslovakia def. USA, 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 16-14)
Japan def. USA, 3-1 (15-12, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11)
Bulgaria def. USA, 3-0 (15-9, 15-13, 15-7)
Soviet Union def. USA, 3-0 (15-6, 15-5, 15-4)
Brazil def. USA, 3-2 (5-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-6, 15-9)
Romania def. USA (11-15, 15-9, 15-11, 15-13)

Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Japan

Roster

Mike Bright
Barry Brown
Keith Erickson
William Griebenow
Richard Hammer
Jacob Highland
Ron Lang
Charles Nelson
Mike O’Hara
Ernie Suwara
John Taylor
Pete Velasco Jr.

Coaches
Head Coach: Harry Wilson
Assistant Coach: Burt DeGroot

1972, 1976, 1980

The U.S. Men’s National team did not qualify for the Olympic Games in 1972, 1976 or 1980. They would not have competed in Moscow for the 1980 Olympic Games even if the U.S. had not boycotted the Games.

For full Olympic results for men’s volleyball, visit Olympic.org.

All-Time U.S. Men's National Team Roster

Name (Years Played)

John Alstrom (1968)
Matt Anderson (2012, 2016)
Lloy Ball (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Kevin Barnett (2000, 2004)
Nick Becker (1992)
Aldis Berzins (1984)
Brooke Billings (2004)
Carlos Briceno (1992)
Mike Bright (1964, 1968)
Barry Brown (1964)
Craig Buck  (1984, 1988)
Micah Christenson (2016)
Bob Ctvrtlik (1988, 1992, 1996)
Wink Davenport (1968)
Smitty Duke (1968)
Richard Duwelius (1984)
Dusty Dvorak  (1984)
Phil Eatherton (2004)
Keith Erickson (1964)
Scott Fortune (1988, 1992, 1996)
Gabe Gardner (2004, 2008)
Dan Greenbaum (1992)
William Griebenow (1964)
Tom Haine (1968)
Richard Hammer (1964)
Kevin Hansen (2008)
John Henn (1968)
Jacob Highland (1964)
Brett Hilliard (1992)
Tom Hoff (2000, 2004, 2008)
Russell Holmes (2012)
Max Holt (2016)
John Hyden (1996, 2000)
Bryan Ivie (1992, 1996)Thomas Jaeschke (2016)
Karch Kiraly (1984, 1988)
Mike Lambert (1996, 2000)
Rich Lambourne (2008, 2012)
Dan Landry (1996, 2000)
Ron Lang (1964)
David Lee (2008, 2012, 2016)
Paul Lotman (2012)
Ricci Luyties (1988)
Chris Marlowe (1984)
Butch May (1968)
Chip McCaw (2000)
David McKienzie (2012)
Ryan Millar (2000, 2004, 2008)
Charles Nelson (1964)
Jeff Nygaard (1996, 2000)
Mike O’Hara (1964)
Doug Partie (1988, 1992)
Danny Patterson (1968)
Pat Powers (1984)
Reid Priddy (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Sean Rooney (2008, 2012)
Jon Root (1988)
George Roumain (2000)
Larry Rundle (1968)
Aaron Russell (2012)
Riley Salmon (2004, 2008)
Steve Salmons (1984)
Bob Samuelson (1992)
Taylor Sander (2016)
Eric Sato (1988, 1992)
Dave Saunders (1984, 1988)
Erik Shoji (2016)
Kawika Shoji (2016)
David Smith (2012, 2016)
Tom Sorensen (1996)
Clay Stanley (2004, 2008, 2012)
Jon Stanley (1968)
Jeff Stork (1988, 1992, 1996)
Erik Sullivan (2000, 2004)
Paul Sunderland (1984)
Ernie Suwara (1964)
Rudy Suwara (1968)
Donald Suxho (2004, 2012)
Troy Tanner (1988)
John Taylor (1964)
Brian Thornton (2012)
Steve Timmons (1984, 1988, 1992)
Scott Touzinsky (2008)
Murphy Troy (2016)
Pete Velasco Jr. (1964, 1968)
Marc Waldie (1984)
Ethan Watts (1996)
Brett Winslow (1996)
Andy Witt (2000)