Outside hitter Scott Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.) was on the 2003 U.S. Men’s Team for the World University Games. In the spring of 2004 he finished his volleyball career at Long Beach State as the career and single-season ace leader. He was also a first team All-American pick.
But in the winter of 2004, while playing professionally in Greece, Touzinsky tore his ACL. He had surgery on March 1, 2005, but was told he might never play volleyball at the professional level again. After six months of intense rehab, he was back playing professional volleyball in Belgium.
In 2007, he made the U.S. Men’s Team for the NORCECA Continental Championship, which the United States won. He went on to play as a substitute on the 2008 gold-medal winning World League and Olympic teams.
Touzinsky is the son of Charles and Anne Touzinsky. He has two older brothers, Chip and Keith. Touzinsky married wife Angelique Vogel, a promotional spokesmodel, in 2006. Touzinsky attended St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis from 1997-2000. His high school jersey number was retired in a ceremony after he returned home from winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing.