2004 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

COACH PROFILE

USA

 

 
Menu WGP
 
FIVB Home
WGP2004 Home
Live Scores!
Match reports
Results
Pictures
Best players
Preview & Wrap-up
Teams comp.
Teams profile
Ranking
Schedule
Coaches
Comp. Formula
Previous
Honours
News!
Venues Info
2005 edition
 
Toshi Yoshida
Toshi Yoshida is in his fourth year with the U.S. women's national Volleyball team and he already has to his credit a silver medal at the 2002 World Championships, gold and bronze World Grand Prix medals (2001 & 2003 respectively) and a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup.

In November 2000, Yoshida was named the head coach of the USA women's national Volleyball team, replacing Mick Haley. Yoshida served as the assistant coach of the USA women from 1979-83 and again from 1998-2000 where he helped the team improve from a No. 10 world ranking to a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. During his head coach tenure, Yoshida has taken the U.S. to number one in the world rankings following their great success in the World Grand Prix and World Cup. They currently sit second behind China.

Yoshida brings with him a wealth of experience. He was a star player in Japan before becoming the trainer for the Hitachi Club Team in 1976. The Hitachi Club formed the nucleus for the 1976 gold medalist Japanese women's Olympic team.

He joined the USA women's national Volleyball team in September 1979 as an assistant coach before returning to Japan in 1983 to lead the Hitachi Ltd Club to the 16th Japanese League title in 1982-83. From 1983-97, he was head Volleyball coach and associate professor at Tokyo Gukugei University. He also served as the head coach of the Japanese World University Games teams in 1985 (gold) and 1995 (silver). Yoshida spent two years as the head coach of the Tierp Volleyball Club of Sweden before rejoining the USA women's national team staff in 1998.


Percentage of Wins

USA Total Matches Matches Won Matches Lost Wins %