USA Volleyball

Courtney Thompson Joins GMS Advisory Staff

Courtney Thompson Joins The GMS Advisory Staff Gold Medal Squared (GMS) is pleased to announce their partnership with Courtney Thompson as a member of their Volleyball Advisory Staff.  Courtney Thompson is an accomplished athlete: Two-Time Olympic Medalist (2012 Silver, 2016 Bronze) 2014 World Champion 2005 NCAA National Champion She is also one of the founders of…

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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 have complete access to everything they…

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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 weekend was in Varna, Bulgaria.  Varna is a small town on the…

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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 California after a productive two weeks…

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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 as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team. “Mike has high-level experience both in…

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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 staff members now working in Anaheim. John Speraw will continue coaching the…

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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 below, with the full blog being available by clicking the link…

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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 full article, click here.

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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 withstand the circus that is the Olympics and…

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Let the Games Begin

The preliminary round is over and it’s time for the “win or go home” quarterfinal matches.  The winners of those 4 matches are guaranteed to be playing for Gold or Bronze on the last day of the Olympics. By far the biggest surprise of the tournament has been Bulgaria.  We played them in the World…

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