volleyball coach carl mcgown

Thank You Carl McGown

As you may know, GMS Founder Carl McGown passed away December 30, 2016.  It goes without saying that Carl will be well represented in volleyball gyms throughout the world.  He's a part of our fabric, he's in our words and his legacy will live...


World Cup Champions!

2015 World Cup Champions - USA Men's Volleyball Yesterday our Men's National Team returned to the United States after a 4 week adventure in Japan.  It's currently 4:00 AM and jet lag is in full effect.  Rather than tossing and turning I decided to...


What a Ride

This season was my first year at California State University Bakersfield and my first year as a Head Coach at a Division I program. When I first took the job, I knew I would have to make a lot of changes within the system and especially the culture...


2014 GMS Recap

2014 Gold Medal Squared Recap: 2014 was a golden year for Gold Medal Squared. With literally hundreds of League, District and State Championships won by GMS camp and clinic clients, along with multiple international Gold Medals won by GMS Advisory...


There Is No Magic

A nice article about our founder Carl McGown on the USA Volleyball website! http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2014/June/19/There-is-NO-Magic


WGP Update

Weeks 1 & 2 of WGP were certainly a roller coaster. Coming off a phenomenal USA Cup and earning 4 wins against #1 Brazil set us up for a high that seemingly crashed down on us week 1 of Turkey. These types of weekends are excellent learning...


"The most we can hope for..."

This past weekend I took my staff to an off-site retreat.  While there we had a chance to discuss the pending season.  We also talked a lot about the ways we need to grow and develop as a staff.  It was one of the best staff meetings I've been...


World League Update

One of the advantages of flying all over the world during the summer months is it gives me time to write some blog posts.  We are currently returning from Chicago after a successful 6-0 start in this year’s World League competition. Our first...


USA Men Update

Coaches - I wrote this on our flight back from Japan last week.  I was pretty exhausted so it may not be the most well written blog post but I wanted to share it regardless :) Grand Champions Cup 2013 I’m currently on a flight from Japan back to...