Building Champions Since 1985

Gold Medal Squared™ is the collaborative effort of some of our country's 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.

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

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

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

Doug Beal is named the Chief Executive Officer of USA Volleyball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gold Medal Squared™ Volleyball Camps and Clinics were 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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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.

USA Women's Volleyball Wins the 2014 World Championships

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 ever 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 sports most decorated coaches, our up and coming advisory staff has been nothing short of outstanding.

USA Men's Volleyball Wins the 2015 World Cup Tournament

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. The 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.

Marv Dunphy Volleyball

Marv Dunphy

Co-Founder & Hall of Fame Coach

While coaching the USA Men, Marv won every major international event, including the 1985 World Cup, the 1986 World Championships, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea. During his tenure at Pepperdine, Marv has won five NCAA Division I Championships. Dunphy holds a career record of 507-199.

Chris McGown coaches a volleyball game at BYU

Chris McGown


In only his second season at the help of the BYU Men's Volleyball Team, Chris led the squad to the MPSF Championship and runner up at the NCAA National Tournament. Chris was named the MPSF and AVCA Coach of the Year. Chris is currently a full time member of the Gold Medal Squared staff.

Olympic volleyball setter Courtney Thompson celebrates on the court.

Courtney Thompson

2-Time Olympic Setter

We are pumped to have Courtney Thompson as an official member of our advisory staff at Gold Medal Squared. Courtney played at the University of Washington, helping their program to their first ever National Title in 2005. Following college, Court played for Team USA, winning an Olympic Silver, Olympic Bronze, and a World Cup Gold.

Jim McLaughlin, head coach of Notre Dame Women's volleyball

Jim McLaughlin

Head Coach - University of Notre Dame

Jim McLaughlin is the current Head Coach for the University of Notre Dame Women's Volleyball Program. Jim has also been a close friend to Gold Medal Squared for the past 20 years. Prior to accepting the coaching position at Notre Dame, Jim built a national power at the University of Washington, winning the NCAA Championship in 2005.

Tom Black coaching the women's volleyball team at LMU

Tom Black

Head Coach - University of Georgia

Tom is currently the head coach for the University of Georgia women's volleyball program. Since 2013 Tom has also served as an assistant coach to the Women's National Team, helping Team USA capture it's first ever World Championship Gold Medal. Tom was also on the bench when the women won the Bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Mike Wall holding the trophy after winning the 2015 FIVB World Cup Volleyball Tournament

Mike Wall

Assistant Coach - USA Men's Volleyball

Mike is an assistant coach for our Men's National Team. Since 2013 Mike has helped Team USA win a World League Gold Medal, a World League Bronze Medal, a World Cup Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympic Games. Mike will continue with Team USA through Tokyo 2020.

John Speraw coaching volleyball for the USA Men's National Team.

John Speraw

Head Coach - USA Men's Volleyball

John is the head coach for both our USA Men's National Team and the UCLA Men's Program. In his first quad with team USA John won a World League Gold, a World League Bronze and the first World Cup since Marv did it in 1986. In 2016 John led Team USA to the Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

Volleyball Coach Jason Watson

Jason Watson

Head Coach - University of Arkansas

Watson has been a head coach for the past 11 seasons, including the past eight seasons at Arizona State University. In 2015, he led the Sun Devils to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. In his 11 years as a head coach at BYU and ASU, Watson has earned 200 wins and led his teams to seven NCAA Tournament berths.

University of Southern California volleyball coach Brent Crouch

Brent Crouch

Head Coach - University of Southern California

In the winter of 2018, Brent Crouch was named the Head Coach of the Women's Volleyball program at USC. Brent was previously at the University of Portland where he was named the 2016 WCC Coach of the Year. In three seasons, Crouch has made an immediate impact on the Pilot program. Brent is one of the up and coming coaches in the United States and we are thrilled to have him on our staff at GMS.

Brigham Young University Women's Volleyball Coach Heather Olmstead

Heather Olmstead

Head Coach - Brigham Young University

In 2017 Heather coached the Cougars to a 30-3 (17-1 WCC) season where they won a fourth-straight conference title and advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for a sixth-consecutive season. We couldn't be happier to have Heather as a new member of our staff at Gold Medal Squared.

Luka Slabe Coaching Volleyball

Luka Slabe

Assistant Coach, BYU Men's Volleyball

Luka is entering his third season as the 1st assistant of the BYU Men's Volleyball Program. Prior to his job at BYU, Luka was the Head Coach of the Slovenian Men's Volleyball Program, along with the top professional team in Slovenia. Luka has an incredibly bright career ahead of him and we are thrilled to have him on our staff.

Rob Browning Volleyball

Rob Browning

Head Coach - St. Mary's College

Rob enters his 12th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Saint Mary's. Browning has led the Gaels to sustained success throughout a decade that has seen Saint Mary's volleyball grow both on and off the court. In addition to his duties as head indoor coach, he helped establish sand volleyball as SMC's 17th intercollegiate sport.

Giovana Melo Volleyball

Giovana Melo

Head Coach - Cal State Bakersfield

Giovana is in her second season at CSUB. Melo was wildly successful as a head coach in six years at Western Nebraska Community College where her teams reached five NJCAA Division I final fours and won the 2010 NJCAA national championship. Her teams also won six Region IX championships.

Joe Trinsey Volleyball

Joe Trinsey

Technical Coordinator - USA Women

Joe Trinsey has established himself as one of, if not the most talented statistician in the world. Joe has a unique ability to analyze the game of volleyball and provide coaches with powerful information. Both USA and GMS are extremely lucky to have Joe on staff. He's no doubt the smartest guy in the room.

Tom Melton Gold Medal Squared Volleyball

Tom Melton

GMS Clinician

Tom has been heavily involved with Gold Medal Squared for over a decade now. Tom has played an important role with both our volleyball camp program and our volleyball clinic program. If you've hosted one of our summer camps you know that Tom is very good at what he does. We are lucky to have him on board!