Doug Beal

  • Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in volleyball worldwide
  • Member of US Men’s National Team 1970-1976
  • Became head coach of USA Men’s National Team in 1977 and led Team USA to its first ever Gold Medal in 1984
  • Coached professional club team Mediolanum in Milan for two seasons, winning the FIVB World Club Championship in 1990
  • 1993-1997 Special Assistant to the Executive Director of USAV and responsible for FIVB relations and player development for national teams
  • Second tenure as head coach of USA Men’s National team from 1997-2004 including a fourth place finish in the 2004 Olympic Games.
  • 1989 inductee into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame and was a finalist for the FIVB Greatest Coach of the 20th Century in 2002. USA Volleyball honored him in 2007 with its Harold T. Fiermood Award, the highest honor the national governing body can bestow on an individual. 
  • Beal was hired as USA Volleyball’s CEO on Feb. 1, 2005 and served in that position through the 2016 Olympic quad.
  • Hired the last three Men’s National Team Coaches (Hugh McCutcheon, Alan Knipe and John Speraw) and the last three Women’s National Team Coaches (Jenny Lang Pin, Hugh McCutcheon and Karch Kiraly). During this time the U.S. Men won gold at the 2008 Olympics and 2015 FIVB World Cup, while the U.S. Women won silver at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics along with the gold medal at the 2014 FIVB World Championship