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US volleyball buzzing

Posted by devo on December 16, 2008

Several correspondents have alerted me to the buzz in USA volleyball  …

After leading the U.S. men’s volleyball team to a gold medal in Beijing, Hugh McCutcheon will take over as head coach of the women’s national team.

McCutcheon accepted the position for the four-year period leading up to the 2012 London Games, according to USA Volleyball chief executive officer Doug Beal.

“This is a great opportunity for me to further develop professionally,” McCutcheon said in a statement Monday. “I’m excited by the challenges this change presents, and I’m optimistic that some of the knowledge we’ve acquired with the men’s program can translate to the women. There will be differences in systems and aspects of developing team culture but, at the end of the day, the fundamental principles of volleyball are not gender-specific.” more@USAToday

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One Response to “US volleyball buzzing”

  1. edbinnie said

    Amazing to see the note about training at altitude in reference to ball travel “… and McCutcheon said studies have suggested altitude can affect how far a served volleyball travels by as much as 3½ feet.”
    I wonder if the FIVB should have some sort of rule involving air pressure in stadiums? I guess it may be too expensive to manage … but many libraries do!

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