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The Volleyball Life with Kevin Barnett

We're talking the Rio Olympics with Kevin Barnett, part of the indoor volleyball broadcasting duo from NBC.   He sees a huge number of volleyball matches each year, broadcasting international competition as well as collegiate matches, and has a...


Sitting In with the USA Men

A few weeks ago I had the chance to go down to Anaheim to spend some time with the USA Men as they played some friendly matches against Iran, as kind of a tune-up for the World Championships. John, Matt, Andrea, and Mike were nice enough to let me...


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...


Congrats Mike Wall!

Gold Medal Squared would like to congratulate Mike Wall for joining the USA Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff! BY B.J. EVANS | JUL 29, 2013, 1:58 PM ET COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 29, 2013) – USA Volleyball has announced the hire of Mike Wall...


GMS and USA

The Rio 2016 Olympics are still far off but we are very excited about what this quadrennial holds for the Men’s and Women’s teams at USA Volleyball. The GMS community could not ask for a better representation on the international level with 3...


Tom Black - Team USA

Coaches, GMS Advisory Staff Member Tom Black is currently coaching in the Grand Prix with our Women's National Team.  Below is a blog he's been writing to keep us posted on the team, the tournament and more.  I've posted some of the initial text...


John Speraw - USA

A big congratulations to GMS Advisory Staff Member John Speraw!  John was hired as the USA Men's Head Coach this past week.  We are honored and excited to have such a talented group of volleyball coaches involved with Gold Medal Squared.  To read...


The Games Go On Without Us

The reason winning a gold medal is so exhilarating is because it is so difficult to achieve.  Not only do you have to be good enough compared to the rest of the world who is desperately trying to achieve the same thing, but you also need to...