USA vs. Tunisia!

Our last preliminary round match starts in an hour versus Tunisia.  If you saw Tunisia play you would see that they are much better than their 0-4 record indicates.  They have a few players who can unload on the ball and they are scrappy on...


A Day in the Life of the USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team

9:00am Breakfast Most of us eat breakfast at the Grab-and-Go stand right in front of the USA housing area.  This convenient setup is new to the Olympic Village area.  Before if you wanted food the only place to get it was the main dining hall,...


Update From London

Our Men's team is off to a very good start with 3-0 wins over Serbia and Germany—two very good teams that our team was able to make look average at times.  Our next test comes against Brazil, who beat Russia in 3 straight yesterday.  We are the...


Memorable Moments in USA Volleyball History

A Look Back—Memorable Moments in USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball History As the team prepares for its first Olympic match tomorrow versus Serbia, let’s take a look back at one of the most memorable moments in USA Olympic Volleyball history....


John Speraw - Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Gold Medal Squared Advisory Member John Speraw for being named the MPSF Men's Volleyball Coach of the Year.  John is in his 10th year at UC Irvine, and will be competing for his 3rd NCAA Championship in six years this weekend in...


Coaching the Kicking Game - Doug Blevins

In Chico CA, NFL football has been particularly exciting to watch over the last couple of years.  Aaron Rodgers is a hometown hero and it's been thrilling to watch his success.  This year, in particular, all of the long-time 49'er fans had...


Deriving Meaning from Hoosiers

If you’re like me, “Hoosiers” is one of your favorite all-time sports films. I love everything about it; the discipline, the one last chance element, the conflict, the obstacles…everything. As a student of coaching, athletics, and...


GOOD FOR AND GOOD TO

GOOD FOR AND GOOD TO YOUR TEAM - Carl McGown Fred Sturm, who is now the head coach of the Danish Senior Men’s National Volleyball team, is one of the USA’s greatest volleyball coaches. From 1978 to 1985 he was the coach of the Stanford women’s...


Tom Black, GMS Advisory Staff

Gold Medal Squared is proud to welcome Tom Black to our Advisory Staff.  Tom is the Head Coach for the Loyola Marymount University, Women's Volleyball program.  Read his bio here:  http://www.lmulions.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/black_tom00.html....