COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2022) – Matt Fuerbringer has returned to USA Volleyball to serve as a full-time assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team under Head Coach John Speraw.
Fuerbringer served as U.S. Men’s assistant coach from 2013-16, helping the U.S. Men to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and gold medals at the 2014 FIVB World League and the 2015 FIVB World Cup.
“I want to thank John, the players and all the USAV staff for giving me this opportunity,” Fuerbringer said. “I love the hard work, the attention to detail, and the total team effort it takes to win against the best in the world. Needless to say, I’m extremely excited to be back with this team.”
After the 2016 Olympic Games, Fuerbringer served as associate head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Long Beach State University. While still at Long Beach, he helped coach the U.S. Men at the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“I am thrilled that Matt has agree to rejoin the USAV staff,” Speraw said. “He brings such great value and contributions to Team USA. He brings experience from two Olympic Games and his own professional career, and he has already established great relationships with our players.”
Prior to 2013, Fuerbringer gained almost 10 years of experience coaching junior club volleyball and spent 2012 as the volunteer assistant coach under Speraw at UCLA.
Fuerbringer is well-known for being a pro beach volleyball player and came close to making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team. He played indoor volleyball for Stanford University and professionally overseas.
Speraw has known Fuerbringer since the two played against each other in college. Speraw was a middle blocker at UCLA and Fuerbringer played outside hitter at Stanford. Prior to working with Speraw at UCLA, Fuerbringer coached at Mizuno Long Beach, a program directed by his wife Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer and founded Team Rockstar.
The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams train in Anaheim, Calif.