Ryan Millar

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Ryan Millar
Personal information
Full nameRyan Madsen Millar
Born (1978-01-22) January 22, 1978 (age 46)
San Dimas, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 8 in (2.04 m)
Weight216 lb (98 kg)
Spike139 in (354 cm)
Block128 in (326 cm)
College / UniversityBrigham Young University
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Volley Forlì
Gabeca Montichiari
Itas Diatec Trentino
Sparkling Milano
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
National team
1998–2008 United States
Medal record
Men's volleyball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
World League
Gold medal – first place 2008 Rio
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Katowice
NORCECA Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Culiacan
Gold medal – first place 2005 Winnipeg
Gold medal – first place 2007 Anaheim
America's Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Manaus
Silver medal – second place 1999 Tampa
Bronze medal – third place 2000 São Bernardo
Pan American Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 Mexico
Last updated: February 21, 2017

Ryan Madsen Millar (born 22 January 1978) is an American former volleyball player. He was a member of United States national volleyball team from 1998 to 2008, and is a three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008). He won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and is a three-time NORCECA Champion.

Personal life[edit]

Millar was born in San Dimas, California. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001.


Millar played volleyball at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, from 1996-1999.

In 1996, he was named the Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year and was a Third-Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). In 1999, he was named the MPSF Player of the Year and was a First Team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American. In 1998, he finished second in the nation in blocks per game (2.02) en route to repeating as a First Team All-American. In 1999, he capped off his successful career by leading BYU to the program's first ever NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship and was once again a First Team All-American as he ranked first in the country in hitting percentage (.498) and blocks per game (2.14)

In July 2006, Millar was named as an assistant coach for the BYU men's volleyball team under Head Coach Tom Peterson. In August 2006, Millar was named co-interim head coach of the BYU men's volleyball team after Peterson's sudden resignation.

He has played at the 2000 Olympics, 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics. In 2000, the U.S. men had a disappointing Olympic tournament, failing to win a single match. At Athens, Millar helped the U.S. men finished fourth overall. During the Olympics, he ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 70 points on 53 kills, and 16 blocks. In 2008, Millar helped Team USA to the gold medal.



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