|Full name||Ryan Madsen Millar|
January 22, 1978 |
San Dimas, California, U.S.
|Height||2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Spike||354 cm (139 in)|
|Block||326 cm (128 in)|
|College(s)||Brigham Young University|
|Last updated: 21 February 2017|
Ryan Madsen Millar (born 22 January 1978) is an American volleyball player, a member of United States men's national volleyball team in 1998–2008 , a participant of the Olympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008), 2008 Olympic Champion, three times NORCECA Champion.
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 USA 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.
- 2010/2011 Polish Championship, with Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
- 2011/2012 Russian Cup, with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
- 2011/2012 Russian Championship, with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
- 2005 NORCECA Championship - Best Blocker
- 2005 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup - Best Blocker
- 2007 USA Volleyball - Indoor Player of the Year
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