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Toshi Yoshida

 

 
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In November 2000, Toshi Yoshida became head coach of the USA women's team, replacing Mick Haley and he already has to his credit a 2002 World Championship silver medal, gold and bronze World Grand Prix medals and a 2003 World Cup bronze medal.

Yoshida served as the assistant coach of the USA team from 1979-83 and again from 1998-2000. During his head coach tenure, Yoshida has taken the US 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 was a star player in Japan before becoming the trainer for the Hitachi Ltd Club in 1976. He joined the USA national team in 1979 as an assistant coach before returning to Japan in 1983 to coach the Hitachi Ltd Club. From 1983-97, he was head coach 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 team in 1998.