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Our History

Gold Medal Squared was founded in 1985 by three of our sports most legendary and successful volleyball coaches.

Innovating Volleyball Since 1985

Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of some of our countries most successful and experienced coaches. Founded by the late Dr. Carl McGown in 1985, today the tradition of excellence lives on. Our staff has been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition.

Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of some of our countries most successful and experienced coaches. Dr. Carl McGown, Dr. Marv Dunphy, Dr. Doug Beal, Jim McLaughlin, Chris McGown and the rest of our staff bring over 300 years of combined coaching experience. Our staff has been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competition.

1984

Doug Beal leads our Men's National Team to our first ever Olympic Gold Medal.

1986

Marv Dunphy guides the Men's National Team to the World Cup Gold Medal.

1999

Carl McGown guides BYU Men's Volleyball to their first ever NCAA National Championship.

2005

Doug Beal is named the Chief Executive Officer of USA Volleyball

1985

GMS is founded by Dr. Carl McGown, Dr. Doug Beal and Marv Dunphy.

1988

Marv Dunphy wins Olympic Gold in Seoul. Carl McGown is on staff at the games.

2001

Carl McGown and BYU win their second NCAA National Championship in a 3 year span.

2005

GMS Staff Member Jim McLaughlin guides the Washington Huskies to their 1st ever NCAA Championship.

2005

Marv Dunphy wins his 4th NCAA Title at Pepperdine and is named the National Coach of the Year.

2013

Chris McGown is named the AVCA and MPSF Coach of the Year. Mike Wall joins the USA Men's staff.

2014

John Speraw and Mike Wall guide our Men's National Team to World League Gold.

2015

John Speraw and Mike Wall guide our Men's National Team to their 1st World Cup Gold in 30 years.

2010

McGown is inducted in to the AVCA Hall of Fame, Dunphy is inducted in to the Pepperdine Hall of Fame

2014

Tom Black, Joe Trinsey and Marv Dunphy assist our Women's National Team, winning their 1st ever World Championship.

2015

Tom Black and Joe Trinsey assistant our Women's National Team as they win Grand Prex Gold.

2016

Both our Men and Women win Bronze at the Rio Olympic Games. Congrats to John, Mike, Joe and Tom!

2017

Luka Slabe helps team USA win the VNL Gold Medal in his first year on staff.

2018

John Speraw and Mike Wall guide the USA Men to a Bronze medal at the World Championships.

We are a proud & happy group of coaches providing world class volleyball education

Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps and Clinics was created with one goal in mind – improving the quality of volleyball players and volleyball coaches. We believe that coaching is a lifelong education. Through years of refinement, we have developed a unique process by which volleyball coaches are given the necessary tools to teach the skills to their players, to understand the tactics of the game, to make better use of limited time with their players, and to develop winning programs. This process is based on studied scientific principles from human kinetics, organizational behavior, statistics, and psychology.

Thousands of volleyball coaches world-wide have been through the Gold Medal Squared program – many with literally life-altering results. We have had innumerable volleyball coaches tell us how much more they enjoy coaching, how much more success and satisfaction they are achieving, and what a big change the Gold Medal Squared process has had on their lives.

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6

The total number of Olympic Medals our staff has been a part of.

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12

The number of NCAA Div I Championships our staff has won.

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500

The number of high school State Championships our clients have won.

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1000s

The number of league or district championships our clients have won.

Our advisory staff has been a part of every Olympic Games since 1984.

Carl McGown, Marv Dunphy and Doug Beal have played a role in every Olympics since 1984. At least one of them was on staff for all three of our men's Olympic Gold Medals. Rob Browning was with the Women's Team in London when they won their silver medal. Marv Dunphy, Tom Black and Joe Trinsey were with the women in 2014 when they won their first EVER World Championship. John Speraw and Mike Wall coached our Men to both the 2014 World League Gold Medal and the 2015 World Cup Gold Medal. This was the first time that our men's team took gold at the World Cup since Marv Dunphy did it back in 80s. As you can see, we have a long history of winning at Gold Medal Squared.

The winning tradition lives on at Gold Medal Squared

As the founders of Gold Medal Squared wrap up their historic coaching careers, a new generation of talent is emerging. In only his second season every as a head coach, Chris McGown was named the MPSF and AVCA Coach of the Year for BYU. We currently have two staff members with the women's national team (Tom Black and Joe Trinsey) and two members with the men's national team (John Speraw and Mike Wall). Jason Watson recently took a great job coaching the University of Arkansas Women's program. Rob Browning has now been to 4 Olympic Games himself. Tom Black just guided his team LMU to the Sweet 16. Having been mentored by our our sports most decorated coaches, our up and coming advisory staff has been nothing short of outstanding.

Build Your Coaching Foundation with Gold Medal Squared

Whether you're a new volleyball coach looking to expand your knowledge, or an experienced coach making a championship run, we have over 30 years experience helping people just like you. There's no other group on the planet that can match our track record. he great part about our group is the learning never stops. We continue to evolve our coaching methods all while our clients continue to win. If you're looking to grow as a coach, we are confident you will be blown away by what we have to offer.