Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
Birthdate: July 8, 1960
Hometown: Topanga Canyon, Calif.
College: Pepperdine University
Major international competition: 1996 World Cup ... 1995 World League ... 1992 Olympics (bronze) ... 1992 World League (bronze) ... 1991 NORCECA Championships (silver) ... 1989 World Cup ... 1988 Olympics (gold) ... 1987 Pan American Games (gold) ... 1987 Savvin Cup (gold) ... 1987 NORCECA (silver) ... 1986 World Championships (gold) ... 1985 World Cup (gold) ... 1985 Savvin Cup (silver) ... 1985 NORCECA (gold).
Highlights with USA National Team: Returned to Team USA in April '95, seeking to regain the position of starting setter for the '96 Olympic team ... originally came to USA national team program in summer of 1984 before returning in May, 1985 ... as starting setter, May to Nov.-1985, guided USA to first place at USA Cup and runner-up finish at Savvin Cup ... was a member of USA team that won gold in 1985 World Cup and 1986 World Championship ... at 1988 Olympics, back injury sidelined him for the first two matches, but he returned to spark gold medal drive ... rejoined team in April, 1992 after a brief hiatus and became the second-highest-rated setter of '92 Olympics in leading Team USA to bronze medal ... co-winner with Doug Partie of '87 Players Award ... assets are leadership, excellent serving ability and, as a lefty, a "second-ball" spiking threat.
Other volleyball achievements: Has played for Mediolanum Gonzaga in Italian Club League since 1991 ... named Italian League MVP in 1993 ... teamed with Bob Ctvrtlik and coached by Doug Beal in 1991-92 ... returned to Mediolanum Gonzaga after appearance in '92 Olympics ... competed for Maxicono in 1990 and captured Italian indoor title ... played in Bud Light 4-Man Beach Volleyball League's inaugural season (1991), and captained Club Sportswear to league championship ... only two-time MVP of Bud Light 4-Man League (1991 and 1994) ... led Team Sony Autosound to title in 1994.
College/high school: Three-time All-America at Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. (1982-84) ... earned All-NCAA Tournament honors in 1983 and 1984 ... spent 1985 season as graduate assistant coach at Pepperdine, and Waves won NCAA crown ... coached at Pepperdine by Marv Dunphy, also his USA national team coach, 1985-88 ... attended Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles prior to transferring to Pepperdine ... a 1978 graduate of Taft High School, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Personal: Born July 8, 1960 in Longview, Wash. ... earned bachelor's degree in education and kinesiology from Pepperdine in 1985 ... married since 1986 (wife's name, Sabine) and has two sons, Matthew (5) and Daniel (3), and a daughter, Nicoletta, born in 1994.