Kim Oden

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Kimberley Oden
Personal information
Nationality American
Born Kimberley Yvette Oden
(1964-05-06) May 6, 1964 (age 53)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (189 cm)
Volleyball information
Number 16 (national team)
Years Teams
1994 Stanford University
National team
1990-1994 United States United States

Kimberley Yvette "Kim" Oden (born May 6, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former USA National volleyball player. She was part of the United States women's national volleyball team.


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. She participated at the 1994 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship,[1] and at the 1990 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.[2] On club level she played with Stanford University.

Oden was the head volleyball coach at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California [3] 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,[4] Oden now resides in Palo Alto.[5] 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


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  1. ^ "Women Volleyball XIII World Championship 1994 - Teams Composition. - United States". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Women Volleyball XI World Championship 1990 Beijing (CHN) - 22.08-01.09 Winner Soviet Union". Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Stanford Assistant Volleyball Coach Kim Oden Resigns". Stanford University Official Athletic Site. 2002-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Women's Volleyball: Kim Oden". Stanford University Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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