USA Team Handball

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USA Team Handball
French: Équipe des États-Unis Handball

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IOC nationUnited States of America (USA)
National flagUnited States
Other Sports
Preceding organisationsUnited States Team Handball Federation (1959 – 2006)
Year of formation30 April 2008; 11 years ago (2008-04-30)
International federationInternational Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since1962; 58 years ago (1962)
Continental associationPan-American Team Handball Federation
National Olympic CommitteeUnited States Olympic Committee
PresidentDr. Bob Djokovich United States
CountryUnited States of America
Chief ExecutiveMr. Barry Siff United States
SponsorsHummel International

USA Team Handball is the governing body for handball in the United States. USA Team Handball is funded in part by the U.S. Olympic Committee.[1] Previously, the governing body was the United States Team Handball Federation[2], but was revoked of its governing duties by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).[citation needed]

USA Team Handball is led by an eight-person Board of Directors. The President is Harvey Schiller.[3]

USA Team Handball organizes the participation of U.S. national teams in international competitions, such as the Summer Olympics and the Pan American Games. The United States men's national handball team and the United States women's national handball team have struggled in international competitions against nations where handball is more popular.[4]

List of Presidents[edit]

The first president was elected in 1959.[5][6][7][8][9]

Nr. Name From To
1 Walter Schuette 1959
2 Eric Ross 1972
3 Peter Buehning 1973 1994
4 Thomas Rosandich 1995 1995
5 Dennis Berkholtz 1996 2000
6 Bob Djokovich 2001 2004
7 Mike Hurdle
8 Dieter Esch
9 Jeff Utz 2013
10 Harvey Schiller 2014 5. February 2018
Bob Djokovich (Interim President) 5. February 2018 2018
11 Bob Djokovich (2) 2018 present

Honorary President for life[edit]

Paul Boumans

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Team Handball: Why the U.S. Stinks", Wall Street Journal, Barry Newman, August 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Dwight, Mary Phyl; Oliver, Jo; Hunter, Maxine Grace (1976). Team Handball; Racquetball; Orienteering; September 1976--September 1978. NAGWS Guide. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation & National Association for Girls & Women in Sport. pp. 48–51. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  3. ^ USA Team Handball -- Governance
  4. ^ "Why isn’t handball popular in the US?", Boston Globe, Shira Springer, August 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "USA Team Handball Presidents since 1959". Team USA. USA Team Handball. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ T., E. (20 December 2013). "USA Team Handball Names Dr. Harvey W. Schiller President". Team USA. USA Team Handball. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  7. ^ "History of USA Team Handball Timeline". Team USA. USA Team Handball. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  8. ^ T., E. (20 April 2015). "USATH Announces Dennis Berkholtz as New Chair of Beach Handball". Team USA. USA Team Handball. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Board President Dr. Harvey Schiller Bids Farewell". USA Team handball. 2018-02-05. Archived from the original on 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2019-05-03.

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