UCLA's Speraw hired as US men's volleyball coach

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 11:37 AM

UCLA men's volleyball coach John Speraw has been hired as the head coach of the U.S. men's volleyball team in preparation for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Speraw says he will continue to coach the Bruins while works with the national team, which is headquartered in Anaheim, Calif.

Speraw was an assistant coach under Hugh McCutcheon for the U.S. men's team that won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Games. He continued as an assistant under Alan Knipe for the Olympic team that finished fifth in London last summer.

The U.S. men are currently ranked fifth in the world by the FIVB, the sport's international governing body.

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