Kim Oden

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Kim Oden
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Born Kimberley Yvette Oden
May 6, 1964 (1964-05-06) (age 52)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Kimberley Yvette "Kim" Oden (born May 6, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former USA National volleyball player.


She graduated from Stanford in 1986 with a degree in Public Policy, and then went on to play on the U.S. National Team (1986–92, '94). She was named Olympic team captain in 1988 and 1992.

At the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, Oden was voted "Best Hitter," tallying the highest hitting percentage during the games.

In 1992, she was on the U.S. women's team that won a bronze medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics in Spain. Oden was the head volleyball coach at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California [1] During her four years coaching there, she recorded 100 wins and only 34 losses which took her teams to many CCS and Nor Cal Finals. Today, she is the Guidance and Counseling Director at the high school and occasionally announces Stanford volleyball matches.

Originally a Southern California resident of Irvine,[2] Oden now resides in Palo Alto.[3] Her sisters Elaina and Beverly were also outstanding volleyball players.


  • Three-time All-American
  • National Player of the Year in 1984 and 1985
  • Honda/Broderick Award in 1985
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1983, 1984 and 1985
  • 1990, Player of the Decade on the AVCA's All-Decade Team (1980s)
  • Holds the Cardinal single-match record for most blocks (16)
  • Voted MVP in 1995 in the National Four-Women Pro-Beach Tour

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stanford Assistant Volleyball Coach Kim Oden Resigns". Stanford University Official Athletic Site. 2002-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Oden Sisters to Reunite at Notre Dame-North Carolina Volleyball Match". Notre Dame Fighting Irish, The Official Athletic Site. 1997-10-16. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Women's Volleyball: Kim Oden". Stanford University Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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