Volleyball Hall of Fame

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International Volleyball Hall of Fame
International Volleyball Hall of Fame.svg
Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA.jpg
An exhibit on various inductees at the Hall of Fame, 2012
Established1978
LocationHolyoke, Massachusetts
TypeProfessional sports hall of fame
DirectorGeorge Mulry (2011– )
WebsiteOfficial website

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF) was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball. The Hall of Fame is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the local YMCA.[1]

History[edit]

In 1971 the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce established a committee to campaign for the founding of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

By 1977 signs had been set up as people entered the city touting Holyoke, as the "Home of the Volleyball Hall of Fame", however for years newspapers would write stories lampooning the city as people attempted to find it, only to see a small display case of memorabilia that alternated between being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Wistariahurst Museum.[2] In 1978, the committee incorporated as Holyoke Volleyball Hall of Fame, Inc., a nonprofit corporation established for the purpose of planning, promoting, establishing and maintaining a living memorial to the sport of volleyball. The name of the corporation was changed to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame by resolution of the Board of Directors on July 17, 2014.

A small exhibit dedicated to the history of volleyball and the hall of fame's inductees opened in a 1,600 square feet (150 m2) section of the renovated Skinner Mill Warehouse on June 6, 1987 - a building built in 1949 to store silk fabric produced by the famous Skinner Mill in Holyoke. The mill itself was destroyed by fire in 1980.

In 1998, the exhibit was expanded and moved to a permanent 5,000 square feet (460 m2) location in the Skinner Mill Warehouse in downtown Holyoke's Heritage State Park sharing the building with the Holyoke Children's Museum.

The IVHF museum now features exhibits honoring each year's inductees, a replica of a full-size volleyball court, sport timelines, photos, and unique and meaningful memorabilia of the sport along with an interactive video kiosk, a special inductee display area, and a gift shop.[1]

In 1985, William G. Morgan (inventor of volleyball) was posthumously inducted into the hall as its first member. A total of 140 men and women from 25 countries around the world have since been inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame. The international appeal of the sport explains a shift in the pool of inductees since 1998. Since that time, inductees have come from around the world and contribute to the honoring of the sport and its home in Holyoke.

Current inductees (140 persons)[edit]

The following tables, pre-sorted chronologically, enumerate all of the inductees to the Volleyball Hall of Fame through 2018.[3][4][5][6][7]

Male volleyball players (54 persons)[edit]

1988–1999 (13 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
1988 Eugene Selznick March 19, 1930  United States Indoor / Beach Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 1956 – 6th, 1960 – 7th. [8]
1989 Michael O'Hara September 15, 1932  United States Indoor / Beach Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 9th. FIVB World Championship: 1960 – 7th. [9]
1991 Rolf Engen August 5, 1929  United States Indoor Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 1956 – 6th. [10]
1991 Thomas Haine January 6, 1933  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 7th (Captain). [11]
1992 Ron Von Hagen November 26, 1938  United States Beach [12]
1992 Jon Stanley July 6, 1943  United States Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 7th. [13]
1993 Mike Bright November 3, 1937  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 9th, 1968 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 1960 – 7th. [14]
1994 Larry Rundle November 18, 1944  United States Indoor / Beach Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 7th. [15]
1997 Pedro Velasco April 6, 1937  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 9th (Captain), 1968 – 7th. [16]
1998 Craig Buck August 24, 1958  United States Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st. [17]
1998 Dusty Dvorak July 29, 1958  United States Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st. [18]
1998 Steve Timmons November 29, 1958  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1984 Olympic tournament.
[19]
1999 James G. Wortham January 5, 1910  United States Indoor [20]

2000–2009 (22 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
2000 Yuri Chesnokov January 22, 1933  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Soviet Union men's national team (1971–1976): Olympic Games: 19723rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19762nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19742nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
He was a former FIVB Vice President (1976–1978, 1980–1992, 1996–1998).
[21]
2000 Harold Wendt May 4, 1915  United States Indoor [22]
2001 Karch Kiraly November 3, 1960  United States Indoor (outside hitter) / Beach Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Beach player: Olympic Games: 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1988 Olympic tournament.
Head coach of the  United States women's national team (2012–present): Olympic Games: 20163rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 20141st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 20153rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
He is the first and only player (man or woman) to have won Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball categories.
He is the first and only male (indoor or beach) volleyball player to have won three Olympic gold medals.
He is one of the few persons to have won FIVB World Championship gold medals as a player and as a head coach.
[23]
2002 Tomasz Wójtowicz September 22, 1953  Poland Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19761st place, gold medalist(s)st, 1980 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st, 1982 – 6th. [24]
2003 Jungo Morita August 9, 1947  Japan Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19682nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 1966 – 5th, 19703rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19692nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19772nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [25]
2003 Sinjin Smith May 7, 1957  United States Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 5th. [26]
2004 Josef Musil July 3, 1932  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19642nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19683rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 19522nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19561st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19602nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19622nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19661st place, gold medalist(s)st. [27]
2004 Seiji Oko February 15, 1948  Japan Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19682nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st, 1976 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19703rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19692nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Head coach of the  Japan men's national team (1984, 1992): Olympic Games: 1984 – 7th, 1992 – 6th.
[28]
2005 Stanisław Gościniak February 18, 1944  Poland Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 5th, 1972 – 9th. FIVB World Championship: 1970 – 5th, 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Poland men's national team (1986–1987, 2003–2004): Olympic Games: 2004 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 1986 – 9th.
[29]
2005 Ron Lang February 5, 1937  United States Indoor / Beach Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 9th. [30]
2005 Bernard Rajzman April 25, 1957  Brazil Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19822nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19813rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [31]
2005 Konstantin Reva April 10, 1921  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 19491st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19521st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19563rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [32]
2006 Bernie Holtzman N/A  United States Beach [33]
2006 Edward Skorek June 13, 1943  Poland Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 5th, 1972 – 9th, 19761st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 1966 – 6th, 1970 – 5th, 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Cup: 19652nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [34]
2007 Bob Ctvrtlik July 8, 1963  United States Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd (Captain), 1996 – 9th. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. [35]
2007 Andrea Gardini October 1, 1965  Italy Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20003rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19892nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st. [36]
2007 Dimitar Zlatanov November 9, 1948  Bulgaria Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1972 – 4th, 19802nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19702nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [37]
2008 Andrea Giani April 22, 1970  Italy Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 9th, 1992 – 5th, 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20003rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20042nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19993rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20032nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Most Valuable Player of the 1995 FIVB World Cup.
Head coach of the  Slovenia men's national team (2015–2017).
Head coach of the  Germany men's national team (2017–present).
He is a rare five-time Olympian as a player.
[38]
2008 Yuri Poyarkov February 10, 1937  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
Indoor Indoor player (representing  Soviet Union): Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19723rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19651st place, gold medalist(s)st. [39]
2008 Randy Stoklos December 13, 1960  United States Beach [40]
2009 Ivan Bugajenkov February, 18, 1938  Soviet Union
 Latvia
Indoor Indoor player (representing  Soviet Union): Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19651st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Iran men's national team (1993).
[41]
2009 Siegfried Schneider November 12, 1939  East Germany
 Germany
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 4th, 19722nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19691st place, gold medalist(s)st. [42]

2010–2019 (19 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
2010 Aleksandr Savin July 1, 1957  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19762nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19801st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19742nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19781st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19771st place, gold medalist(s)st. [43]
2011 Lorenzo Bernardi August 11, 1968  Italy Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 9th, 1992 – 5th, 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19892nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1994 FIVB World Championship.
[44]
2011 Hugo Conte April 14, 1963  Argentina Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1984 – 6th, 19883rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 2000 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1986 – 7th. FIVB World Cup: 1985 – 5th. [45]
2011 Vladimir Grbić December 14, 1970  Yugoslavia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2004 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 19982nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 20033rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
He and his younger brother Nikola Grbić are the first brothers to both be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.
[46]
2012 Peter Blangé December, 9, 1964  Netherlands Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 5th, 19922nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain), 2000 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Head coach of the  Netherlands men's national team (2006–2011).
[47]
2012 Mike Dodd August 20, 1957  United States Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [48]
2012 Maurício Lima November 27, 1968  Brazil Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 4th, 19921st place, gold medalist(s)st, 1996 – 5th, 2000 – 6th, 20041st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 1990 – 4th, 1994 – 5th, 1998 – 4th, 20021st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 20031st place, gold medalist(s)st.
He is a rare five-time Olympian as a player.
[49]
2012 Georgy Mondzolevski January 26, 1934  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19563rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st. [50]
2012 Jeff Stork July 8, 1960  United States Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1996 – 9th. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st. [51]
2013 Vyacheslav Zaytsev November 12, 1952  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19762nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19801st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19882nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19742nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19781st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19821st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19862nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19771st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain), 19811st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19852nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Head coach of the  Russia men's national team (1996–1997).
[52]
2014 Nalbert Bitencourt March 9, 1974  Brazil Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 20041st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 1998 – 4th (Captain), 20021st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 20031st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain).
He is the first indoor volleyball player in the world to be a youth, junior and senior world champion.
[53]
2015 Lloy Ball February 17, 1972  United States Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 9th, 2000 – 11th (Captain), 2004 – 4th (Captain), 20081st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19943rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1998 – 9th, 2002 – 9th. FIVB World Cup: 1999 – 4th, 2003 – 4th (Captain), 2007 – 4th. [54]
2015 Renan Dal Zotto July 19, 1960  Brazil Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1980 – 5th, 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1988 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19822nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1986 – 4th. FIVB World Cup: 1977 – 8th, 19813rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1985 – 4th.
Head coach of the  Brazil men's national team (2017–present): FIVB World Championship: 20182nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
[55]
2016 Nikola Grbić September 6, 1973  Yugoslavia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain), 2004 – 5th (Captain), 2008 – 5th (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 19982nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2002 – 4th (Captain), 2006 – 4th (Captain), 20103rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd (Captain). FIVB World Cup: 20033rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd (Captain).
Head coach of the  Serbia men's national team (2015–present): FIVB World Championship: 2018 – 4th.
He and his elder brother Vladimir Grbić are the first brothers to both be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.
[56]
2016 Emanuel Rego April 15, 1973  Brazil Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 9th, 2000 – 9th, 20041st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20083rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20122nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championships: 1997 – 5th, 19991st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2001 – 5th, 20031st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2005 – 17th, 2007 – 4th, 2009 – 5th, 20111st place, gold medalist(s)st.
He is the first male beach volleyball player to have competed consecutively in five Olympic Games.
[57]
2017 José Loiola March 28, 1970  Brazil Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 9th, 2000 – 9th. FIVB World Championships: 1997 – 5th, 19991st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20012nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [58]
2017 Ronald Zwerver June 6, 1967  Netherlands Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 5th, 19922nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 1990 – 7th, 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [59]
2018 Gilberto (Giba) Godoy Filho December 23, 1976  Brazil Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 2000 – 6th, 20041st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20082nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20122nd place, silver medalist(s)nd (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 1998 – 4th, 20021st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20061st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20101st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Cup: 19953rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1999 – 5th, 20031st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20071st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain), 20113rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
Most Valuable Player of the 2004 Olympic tournament, the 2006 FIVB World Championship, and the 2007 FIVB World Cup.
He is the first and only male indoor volleyball player to have been named Most Valuable Player of the Olympic tournament, the FIVB World Championship and the FIVB World Cup.
[60]
2018 Bas van de Goor September 4, 1971  Netherlands Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2000 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1998 – 6th. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Most Valuable Player of the 1996 Olympic tournament and the 2000 Olympic tournament.
[61]

Female volleyball players (38 persons)[edit]

1988–1999 (8 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
1988 Flo Hyman July 31, 1954  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 1978 – 5th, 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 1977 – 7th, 1981 – 4th. [62]
1988 Jane Ward April 30, 1932  United States Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 5th, 1968 – 8th. FIVB World Championship: 1956 – 9th, 1960 – 6th. [63]
1989 Kathy Gregory 1946  United States Indoor / Beach [64]
1990 Mary Jo Peppler October 17, 1944  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 1970 – 11th. [65]
1994 Patty Dowdell 1955  United States Indoor [66]
1995 Debbie Green June 25, 1958  United States Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [67]
1996 Patricia Bright December 27, 1940  United States Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 5th, 1968 – 8th. [68]
1998 Paula Weishoff May 1, 1962  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1996 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1986 – 10th. FIVB World Cup: 1991 – 4th.
Most Valuable Player of the 1992 Olympic tournament.
[69]

2000–2009 (14 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
2000 Inna Ryskal June 15, 1944  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19642nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19762nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19622nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19742nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19731st place, gold medalist(s)st. [70]
2000 Takako Shirai July 18, 1952  Japan Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19722nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19761st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19771st place, gold medalist(s)st. [71]
2001 Jean Gaertner November 1, 1938  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 1960 – 6th.
She is the first female athlete to compete in two Olympiads in two non-related sports: high jump (1960) and volleyball (1964).
[72]
2001 Regla Torres February 12, 1975  Cuba Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19921st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19911st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1994 FIVB World Championship and the 1998 FIVB World Championship.
[73]
2002 "Jenny" Lang Ping December 10, 1960  China Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19821st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19902nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19811st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1984 Olympic tournament, the 1982 FIVB World Championship, and the 1985 FIVB World Cup.
Head coach of the  China women's national team (1995–1998, 2013–present): Olympic Games: 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20161st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19982nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20142nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20183rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19953rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20151st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  United States women's national team (2005–2008): Olympic Games: 20082nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 2006 – 9th. FIVB World Cup: 20073rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
She is the first and only female indoor volleyball player to have been named Most Valuable Player of the Olympic tournament, the FIVB World Championship and the FIVB World Cup.
She is the first and only person (man or woman) to have won gold at the Olympics (and FIVB World Cup) both as a player and as a head coach.
[74][75]
2004 Karolyn Kirby June 30, 1961  United States Beach Beach player: FIVB World Championships: 19973rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [76]
2004 Mireya Luis February 25, 1967  Cuba Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19921st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19862nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1990 – 4th, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19891st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19911st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Most Valuable Player of the 1989 FIVB World Cup and the 1995 FIVB World Cup.
[77]
2005 Cecilia Tait May 2, 1962  Peru Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1980 – 6th, 1984 – 4th, 19882nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19822nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19863rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
Most Valuable Player of the 1988 Olympic tournament.
[78]
2006 Jacqueline "Jackie" Silva February 13, 1962  Brazil Indoor / Beach Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1980 – 7th, 1984 – 7th.
Beach player: Olympic Games: 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championships: 19971st place, gold medalist(s)st.
[79]
2006 Nina Smoleeva March 28, 1948  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19762nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19783rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19731st place, gold medalist(s)st. [80]
2007 Kerri Pottharst June 25, 1965  Australia Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2004 – 9th. FIVB World Championships: 1997 – 9th, 1999 – 7th, 2001 – 9th. [81]
2008 Masae Kasai July 14, 1933  Japan Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19602nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st. [82]
2009 Holly McPeak May 15, 1969  United States Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 5th, 2000 – 5th, 20043rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championships: 19972nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2003 – 5th, 2005 – 33rd. [83]
2009 Ana Moser August 14, 1968  Brazil Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 6th, 1992 – 4th, 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Championship: 1990 – 7th, 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1998 – 4th. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19993rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [84]

2010–2019 (16 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Category (position) Major achievements ref.
2010 Shelda Bede January 1, 1973  Brazil Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 20002nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20042nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championships: 19973rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19991st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20011st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20032nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2005 – 5th, 2009 – 4th. [85]
2010 Adriana Behar February 14, 1969  Brazil Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 20002nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20042nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championships: 19973rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19991st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20011st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20032nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2005 – 5th. [86]
2010 Gabriela Pérez del Solar July 10, 1968  Peru Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1984 – 4th, 19882nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19863rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1990 – 6th. FIVB World Cup: 1985 – 5th, 1989 – 5th, 1991 – 5th. [87]
2011 Magaly Carvajal December 18, 1968  Cuba Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19921st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 1990 – 4th, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19891st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19911st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st. [88]
2011 Rita Crockett November 6, 1957  United States Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 1981 – 4th. [89]
2012 Lyudmila Buldakova May 25, 1938  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19642nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain), 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 19561st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19622nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st. [90]
2013 Natalie Cook January 19, 1975  Australia Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2004 – 4th, 2008 – 5th, 2012 – 19th. FIVB World Championships: 1997 – 9th, 1999 – 9th, 2001 – 9th, 20033rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 2005 – 25th, 2007 – 9th, 2011 – 33rd.
She is the first female beach volleyball player to have competed consecutively in five Olympic Games.
[91]
2013 Caren Kemner April 16, 1965  United States Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1988 – 7th, 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1996 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 19903rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 1991 FIVB World Cup – 4th, 1995 – 7th.
Most Valuable Player of the 1991 FIVB World Cup.
[92]
2014 Tara Cross-Battle September 16, 1968  United States Indoor (outside hitter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19923rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1996 – 7th, 2000 – 4th, 2004 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 19903rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1994 – 6th, 20022nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 1991 – 4th, 1995 – 7th, 20033rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. [93]
2014 Sandra Pires June 16, 1973  Brazil Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20003rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 2004 – 5th. FIVB World Championships: 19971st place, gold medalist(s)st, 1999 – 4th, 20012nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2003 – 5th, 2005 – 17th. [94]
2014 Rosa Salikhova September 24, 1944  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19742nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19731st place, gold medalist(s)st. [95]
2015 Hélia Souza Pinto (Fofão) March 10, 1970  Brazil Indoor (setter) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1992 – 4th, 19963rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20003rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 2004 – 4th, 20081st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1998 – 4th, 20062nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19993rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20032nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20072nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
She is a rare five-time Olympian as a player.
[96]
2016 Misty May-Treanor July 30, 1977  United States Beach Beach player: Olympic Games: 2000 – 5th, 20041st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20081st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20121st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championships: 2001 – 9th, 20031st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20051st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20071st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20112nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
She and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings are the first two beach volleyball players to have consecutively won three Olympic games.
[97]
2016 Danielle Scott-Arruda October 1, 1972  United States Indoor (middle blocker) Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1996 – 7th, 2000 – 4th, 2004 – 5th, 20082nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20122nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 1994 – 6th, 1998 – 13th, 20022nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 1999 – 9th, 20033rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20073rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20112nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
She is a rare five-time Olympian as a player.
[98]
2017 Irina Kirillova May 15, 1965  Soviet Union
 Croatia
Indoor (setter) Indoor player (representing  Soviet Union): Olympic Games: 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Indoor player (representing  Croatia): FIVB World Cup: 1995 – 4th.
Most Valuable Player of the 1990 FIVB World Championship.
Head coach of the  Croatia women's national team (2011).
[99]
2018 Evgeniya Artamonova Estes July 17, 1975  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor Indoor player: Olympic Games: 19922nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1996 – 4th, 20002nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20042nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2008 – 5th, 2012 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 19943rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19983rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 20023rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19913rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19992nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
She is the first and only female indoor volleyball player to have competed consecutively in six Olympic Games.
[100]

Volleyball coaches (25 persons)[edit]

1988–1999 (10 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Major achievements Ref.
1988 Harry Wilson October 28, 1908  United States Head coach of the  United States men's national team: Olympic Games: 1964 – 9th. FIVB World Championship: 1956 – 6th. [101]
1989 Douglas Beal March 4, 1947  United States Head coach of the  United States men's national team (1977–1984, 1997–2005): Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st, 2000 – 11th, 2004 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 1978 – 19th, 1982 – 13th, 1998 – 9th, 2002 – 9th. FIVB World Cup: 1999 – 4th, 2003 – 4th. [102]
1990 Col. Edward DeGroot December 17, 1906  United States [103]
1992 Dr. James Coleman October 22, 1931  United States Head coach of the  United States men's national team (1965–1970, 1979–1980, 1990): Olympic Games: 1968 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 1966 – 11th, 1970 – 18th, 1990 – 13th. [104]
1993 Al Scates June 9, 1939  United States [105]
1994 Marv Dunphy N/A  United States Head coach of the  United States men's national team (1985–1988): Olympic Games: 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19861st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19851st place, gold medalist(s)st. [106]
1995 Arie Selinger April 5, 1937  Israel
 United States
Indoor player (representing  Israel): FIVB World Championship: 1956 – 16th.
Head coach of the  Israel women's national team (1967).
Head coach of the  United States women's national team (1975–1984): Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 1978 – 5th, 19823rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 1977 – 7th, 1981 – 4th.
Head coach of the  Netherlands men's national team: Olympic Games: 19922nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
He is one of few head coaches to lead national teams to win Olympic medals with both genders.
[107]
1996 Donald Shondell 1930  United States [108]
1997 Andy Banachowski August 1945  United States [109]
1998 Yasutaka Matsudaira [ja] January 22, 1930  Japan Head coach of the  Japan men's national team: Olympic Games: 19643rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19682nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st.
He was a former FIVB Vice President (1994–1996).
[110]

2000–2009 (8 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Major achievements Ref.
2000 Hirofumi Daimatsu December 2, 1921  Japan Head coach of the  Japan women's national team: Olympic Games: 19641st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19602nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st. [111]
2002 Viacheslav Platonov February 21, 1939  Soviet Union
 Russia
Head coach of the  Soviet Union men's national team (1977–1985, 1990–1992, 1995–1997): Olympic Games: 19801st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19781st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19821st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19903rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd. FIVB World Cup: 19771st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19811st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19852nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19911st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Finland men's national team (1992–1994).
Head coach of the  Russia men's national team (1995–1997): Olympic Games: 1996 – 4th.
[112]
2003 Givi Akhvlediani July 17, 1918  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 19521st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Soviet Union men's national team: FIVB World Championship: 19601st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19621st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Soviet Union women's national team: Olympic Games: 19681st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19721st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19701st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19731st place, gold medalist(s)st.
He is one of the few persons to have won FIVB World Championship gold medals as a player and as a head coach.
[113]
2003 Julio Velasco February 9, 1952  Argentina
 Italy
Head coach of the  Italy men's national team (1989–1996): Olympic Games: 1992 – 5th, 19962nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19892nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Italy women's national team (1996–1997).
Head coach of the  Czech Republic men's national team (2001–2002): FIVB World Championship: 2002 – 13th.
Head coach of the  Spain men's national team (2008–2010): FIVB World Championship: 2010 – 12th.
Head coach of the  Iran men's national team (2011–2014): FIVB World Cup: 2011 – 9th.
Head coach of the  Argentina men's national team (2014–2018): Olympic Games: 2016 – 5th. FIVB World Championship: 2014 – 11th, 2018 – 15th. FIVB World Cup: 2015 – 5th.
[114]
2005 Eugenio George March 29, 1933  Cuba Head coach of the  Cuba women's national team: Olympic Games: 1976 – 5th, 1980 – 5th, 19921st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st, 20001st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19781st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19941st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19891st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19911st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19951st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19991st place, gold medalist(s)st.
He is the first head coach to lead national teams to win three Olympic gold medals.
[115]
2006 Shigeo Yamada October 26, 1931  Japan Head coach of the  Japan women's national team: Olympic Games: 19682nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19723rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 19761st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19843rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1988 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19771st place, gold medalist(s)st. [116]
2007 Yuan Weimin July 8, 1939  China Head coach of the  China women's national team (1976–1984): Olympic Games: 19841st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 1978 – 6th, 19821st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 1977 – 4th, 19811st place, gold medalist(s)st. [117]
2009 Nikolay Karpol May 1, 1938  Soviet Union
 Russia
Head coach of the  Soviet Union women's national team: Olympic Games: 19801st place, gold medalist(s)st, 19881st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19901st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Cup: 19892nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19913rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
Head coach of the  CIS women's national team: Olympic Games: 19922nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
Head coach of the  Russia women's national team: Olympic Games: 1996 – 4th, 20002nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20042nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19982nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 20022nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19992nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
He is the first head coach to lead national teams to win five Olympic medals.
[118]

2010–2019 (7 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Major achievements Ref.
2010 Gabriella Kotsis May 31, 1928  Hungary Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 1952 – 6th.
Head coach of the  Hungary women's national team: Olympic Games: 1972 – 5th, 1976 – 4th, 1980 – 4th.
She is the first female head coach to lead national teams to three Olympics.
[119]
2010 Hubert Wagner March 4, 1941  Poland Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1968 – 5th (Captain). FIVB World Championship: 1966 – 6th, 1970 – 5th. FIVB World Cup: 1969 – 8th.
Head coach of the  Poland men's national team (1973–1976, 1983–1985, 1996–1998): Olympic Games: 19761st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19741st place, gold medalist(s)st.
Head coach of the  Poland women's national team (1978–1979): FIVB World Championship: 1978 – 11th.
[120]
2014 Joop Alberda October 25, 1951  Netherlands Head coach of the  Netherlands men's national team (1994–1996): Olympic Games: 19961st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 19942nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Cup: 19952nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. [121]
2015 Bebeto de Freitas January 15, 1950  Brazil Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1972 – 8th, 1976 – 7th.
Head coach of the  Brazil men's national team (1980–1984, 1987–1990): Olympic Games: 19842nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1988 – 4th. FIVB World Championship: 19822nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 1990 – 4th. FIVB World Cup: 19813rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1989 – 5th.
Head coach of the  Italy men's national team (1996–1999): FIVB World Championship: 19981st place, gold medalist(s)st.
[122]
2016 Park Man-bok August 30, 1936  South Korea Head coach of the  South Korea women's national team (1973): FIVB World Cup: 19733rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd.
Head coach of the  Peru women's national team (1974–1992, 1999–2001): Olympic Games: 1976 – 7th, 1980 – 6th, 1984 – 4th, 19882nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 2000 – 11th. FIVB World Championship: 1974 – 8th, 1978 – 10th, 19822nd place, silver medalist(s)nd, 19863rd place, bronze medalist(s)rd, 1990 – 6th. FIVB World Cup: 1985 – 5th, 1989 – 5th, 1991 – 5th, 1999 – 10th.
[123]
2017 Anders Kristiansson April 7, 1949  Sweden Head coach of the  Sweden men's national team: Olympic Games: 1988 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 1990 – 10th, 1994 – 16th. [124]
2018 Hugh McCutcheon October 13, 1969  New Zealand Head coach of the  United States men's national team (2005–2008): Olympic Games: 20081st place, gold medalist(s)st. FIVB World Championship: 2006 – 10th. FIVB World Cup: 2007 – 4th.
Head coach of the  United States women's national team (2008–2012): Olympic Games: 20122nd place, silver medalist(s)nd. FIVB World Championship: 2010 – 4th. FIVB World Cup: 20112nd place, silver medalist(s)nd.
He is one of few head coaches to lead national teams to win Olympic medals with both genders.
[125]

Volleyball leaders and officials (23 persons)[edit]

1985–1999 (14 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Major achievements Ref.
1985 William G. Morgan January 23, 1870  United States He is the inventor of volleyball, and the inaugural member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame. [126]
1986 Dr. Harold T. Friermood September 14, 1902  United States He is the man who brought volleyball to the Olympics. Beginning in 1944, he was a tireless advocate of getting volleyball into the Olympic Games.
He was a former FIVB Vice President (1951–1960).
he is the second member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
[127]
1988 Leonard Gibson July 24, 1903  United States [128]
1989 Glen Davies May 21, 1925  United States He served as a model of excellence within the world of volleyball refereeing. He was the only official to be assigned to the first four Olympic Games, including two gold medal competitions. [129]
1990 Alton Fish May 13, 1916  United States [130]
1991 Dr. George J. Fisher April 2, 1871  United States [131]
1991 Catalino Ignacio November 25, 1919  United States [132]
1992 Merton H. Kennedy 1908  United States [133]
1994 John Koch N/A  United States [134]
1995 Robert L. Lindsey N/A  United States [135]
1995 C.L. (Bobb) Miller November 10, 1921  United States [136]
1997 Albert Monaco Jr. N/A  United States [137]
1998 William Baird September 21, 1925  United States [138]
1999 Wilbur H. Peck April 9, 1930  United States [139]

2000–2019 (9 persons)[edit]

Year Name Born Nationality Major achievements Ref.
2006 Endre Holvay November 4, 1918  Hungary He was a former FIVB Vice President (1959–1961, 1970–1972). [140]
2007 Carlos Arthur Nuzman March 17, 1942  Brazil Indoor player: Olympic Games: 1964 – 7th. FIVB World Championship: 1962 – 10th, 1966 – 13th. [141]
2008 Sinan Erdem May 9, 1927  Turkey [142]
2008 Vladimir Savvine October 25, 1919  Soviet Union
 Russia
Indoor player: FIVB World Championship: 19491st place, gold medalist(s)st. [143]
2009 Paul Libaud 1905  France He was one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), representing France at the inaugural FIVB organizational meeting in April 1947.
He was the 1st President of the FIVB (1947–1984).
He succeeded in getting Olympic recognition for the sport of volleyball, with the inclusion of both men and women’s volleyball at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
[144]
2011 Dr. Frantisek Stibitz April 15, 1917  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
He was one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), representing Czechoslovakia at the inaugural FIVB organizational meeting in April 1947. [145]
2014 Miloslav Ejem November 5, 1935  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
[146]
2017 Wei Jizhong November 12, 1936  China He was the 3rd President of the FIVB (2008–2012). [147]
2018 Hiroshi Toyoda N/A  Japan [148]

Inductees by country (25 countries)[edit]

The following table enumerates all of the inductees to the Volleyball Hall of Fame through 2018.[149]

Nation Number Male player Female player Coach Leader and official
 United States 62 1988: Eugene Selznick - 1989: Michael O'Hara - 1991: Rolf Engen, Thomas Haine - 1992: Ron Von Hagen, Jon Stanley - 1993: Mike Bright - 1994: Larry Rundle - 1997: Pedro Velasco - 1998: Craig Buck, Dusty Dvorak, Steve Timmons - 1999: James G. Wortham - 2000: Harold Wendt - 2001: Karch Kiraly - 2003: Sinjin Smith - 2005: Ron Lang - 2006: Bernie Holtzman - 2007: Bob Ctvrtlik - 2008: Randy Stoklos - 2012: Mike Dodd, Jeff Stork - 2015: Lloy Ball 1988: Flo Hyman, Jane Ward - 1989: Kathy Gregory - 1990: Mary Jo Peppler - 1994: Patty Dowdell - 1995: Debbie Green - 1996: Patricia Bright - 1998: Paula Weishoff - 2001: Jean Gaertner - 2004: Karolyn Kirby - 2009: Holly McPeak - 2011: Rita Crockett - 2013: Caren Kemner - 2014: Tara Cross-Battle - 2016: Misty May-Treanor, Danielle Scott-Arruda 1988: Harry Wilson - 1989: Douglas Beal - 1990: Col. Edward DeGroot - 1992: Dr. James Coleman - 1993: Al Scates - 1994: Marv Dunphy - 1995: Arie Selinger - 1996: Donald Shondell - 1997: Andy Banachowski 1985: William G. Morgan - 1986: Dr. Harold T. Friermood - 1988: Leonard Gibson - 1989: Glen Davies - 1990: Alton Fish - 1991: Dr. George J. Fisher, Catalino Ignacio - 1992: Merton H. Kennedy - 1994: John Koch - 1995: Robert L. Lindsey, C.L. (Bobb) Miller - 1997: Albert Monaco Jr. - 1998: William Baird - 1999: Wilbur H. Peck
 Brazil 15 2005: Bernard Rajzman - 2012: Mauricio Lima - 2014: Nalbert Bitencourt - 2015: Renan Dal Zotto - 2016: Emanuel Rego - 2017: José Loiola - 2018: Gilberto (Giba) Godoy Filho 2006: Jacqueline "Jackie" Silva - 2009: Ana Moser - 2010: Shelda Bede, Adriana Behar - 2014: Sandra Pires - 2015: Hélia Souza Pinto (Fofão) 2015: Bebeto de Freitas 2007: Carlos Arthur Nuzman
 Russia 14 2000: Yuri Chesnokov - 2005: Konstantin Reva - 2010: Aleksandr Savin - 2012: Georgy Mondzolevski - 2013: Vyacheslav Zaytsev 2000: Inna Ryskal - 2006: Nina Smoleeva - 2012: Lyudmila Buldakova - 2014: Rosa Salikhova - 2018: Evgeniya Artamonova Estes 2002: Viacheslav Platonov - 2003: Givi Akhvlediani - 2009: Nikolay Karpol 2008: Vladimir Savvine
 Japan 8 2003: Jungo Morita - 2004: Seiji Oko 2000: Takako Shirai - 2008: Masae Kasai 1998: Yasutaka Matsudaira - 2000: Hirofumi Daimatsu - 2006: Shigeo Yamada 2018: Hiroshi Toyoda
 Cuba 4 2001: Regla Torres - 2004: Mireya Luis - 2011: Magaly Carvajal 2005: Eugenio George
 Italy 4 2007: Andrea Gardini - 2008: Andrea Giani - 2011: Lorenzo Bernardi 2003: Julio Velasco
 Netherlands 4 2012: Peter Blangé - 2017: Ronald Zwerver - 2018: Bas van de Goor 2014: Joop Alberda
 Poland 4 2002: Tomasz Wojtowicz - 2005: Stanisław Gościniak - 2006: Edward Skorek 2010: Hubert Wagner
 China 3 2002: "Jenny" Lang Ping 2007: Yuan Weimin 2017: Wei Jizhong
 Czech Republic 3 2004: Josef Musil 2011: Dr. Frantisek Stibitz - 2014: Miloslav Ejem
 Australia 2 2007: Kerri Pottharst - 2013: Natalie Cook
 Hungary 2 2010: Gabriella Kotsis 2006: Endre Holvay
 Peru 2 2005: Cecilia Tait - 2010: Gabriela Pérez del Solar
 Serbia 2 2011: Vladimir Grbić - 2016: Nikola Grbić
 Argentina 1 2011: Hugo Conte
 Bulgaria 1 2007: Dimitar Zlatanov
 Croatia 1 2017: Irina Kirillova
 France 1 2009: Paul Libaud
 Germany 1 2009: Siegfried Schneider
 Latvia 1 2009: Ivan Bugajenkov
 New Zealand 1 2018: Hugh McCutcheon
 South Korea 1 2016: Park Man-bok
 Sweden 1 2017: Anders Kristiansson
 Turkey 1 2008: Sinan Erdem
 Ukraine 1 2008: Yuri Poyarkov

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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