Teams & Coaches
 
TEAM:
Team manager Beal, Douglas
Head coach McCutcheon, Hugh
Assistant coach Larsen, Ronald
Doctor Gregory, Andrew
Therapist / trainer Tanner, Troy
Journalist

  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
4 Christopher Tamas Tamas 27.01.1981 95 195 351 332 Reyal Voley Guadalajara
L 5 Richard Lambourne Lambourne 06.05.1975 90 190 324 312 USA Men's Volleyball Team
6 Phillip Eatherton Eatherton 02.01.1974 101 206 356 335 AZS Czestochowa
8 William Reid Priddy Priddy 01.10.1977 89 194 353 330 USA Men's Volleyball Team
9 Ryan Millar Millar 22.01.1978 98 204 354 326 Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk
10 Riley Salmon Salmon 02.07.1976 89 198 345 331 Corozal Plataneros
C 12 Thomas Hoff Hoff 09.06.1973 94 198 353 333 USA Men's Volleyball Team
13 Clayton Stanley Stanley 20.01.1978 104 205 357 332 Ural UFA
16 David McKienzie McKienzie 05.07.1979 95 193 358 340 Kuwait Sporting Club
C=Captain  L=Libero

Team Profile Head coach
The USA Men’s National Volleyball Team has flourished under the guidance of first-year head coach Hugh McCutcheon this season, having won 14 straight matches and three straight gold medals (America's Cup, the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament and the NORCECA Championship).

Their most recent victory, a 3-1 win over Cuba in the gold medal match at the 2005 NORCECA Zone Championships in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 15, earned the USA Men a berth in the Grand Champions Cup for the first time in 12 years. The Americans, who also won the last NORCECA Championship in 2003, have now earned back-to-back continental crowns for the first time in 20 years.

McCutcheon inherited a young but experienced squad as he embarked on his first year as head coach. Veteran setter Lloy Ball and long-time libero Erik Sullivan have retired, but the team still boasts the likes of middle blockers Phil Eatherton, Tom Hoff and Ryan Millar, setter Donald Suxho, outside hitters Dave McKienzie, Jim Polster and Riley Salmon and opposites Brook Billings and Clay Stanley.

The experience paid dividends as the Americans clinched a spot in next year’s World Championships by racing to the gold medal at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico in August with a perfect record in both matches (6-0) and sets (18-0).

Team USA’s biggest victory of the season occurred on Aug. 7, 2005 when the squad stunned the world’s undisputed No. 1 team, 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil, in five sets to capture the gold medal at the America’s Cup. While the America's Cup victory was a surprise to many, wins over three-time defending World League champion Brazil are nothing new for the United States. Since 1998, the Americans have posted at least one victory over Brazil in every year except 2003.

The United States has appeared in the Grand Champions Cup just once, finishing fifth at the inaugural event in 1993.




McCutcheon, Hugh