Speraw in June 2015
|Born||October 18, 1971|
Arcadia, California, U.S.
|Current team||USA Men's Volleyball|
UCLA Men's Volleyball
|Last updated: May 5, 2012|
John Speraw (born October 18, 1971) is an American volleyball coach. He is the head coach of the men's volleyball team at United States national team and UCLA. He was the former coach of UC Irvine volleyball program where he led the team to three national titles in six years. Speraw graduated from UCLA in 1995 with a B.S. degree in micro-biology and molecular genetics.
Speraw played on the UCLA Bruins men's volleyball team. He was a middle blocker and helped the Bruins win two NCAA National Championships. He was a member of the California Epsilon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi while at UCLA.
As the UC Irvine head coach, he guided the Anteaters to three national titles in six years, the latest in 2012, defeating Southern California 3-0 (25-22, 34-32, 26-24). Speraw also led the Anteaters to the Final Four in 2006.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Speraw was an assistant coach to the USA team which won the Gold Medal.
Prior to becoming the coach at UC Irvine, he was an assistant coach at UCLA. As of the year 2012, John Speraw has returned to UCLA as the new Men's Volleyball head coach.
John is currently the head coach of the 2016 USA men's Olympic volleyball team.
Honors and awards
- Only individual in men's volleyball history to win an NCAA Championship as a head coach, assistant coach and player
- NCAA Champion, UC Irvine Head Coach 2007, 2009, and 2012
- NCAA Champion, UCLA Assistant Coach 1996, 1998, and 2000
- NCAA Champion, UCLA Player 1993 and 1995
- MPSF Coach of the Year, 2006
- U.S. National Indoor Team Head Coach, Bronze Medal, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics
- U.S. National Indoor Team Assistant Coach, Gold Medal, 2008 Beijing Olympics