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Volleyball Q & As

Conversations with Leaders in the Sport from the Court to the Front Office

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Over the years, I had a chance to chat with some of volleyball's greats. Here is a collection of Q & As with players, coaches, owners and leaders of the sport. More to come.

1. Lloy Ball - Experience with Team USA

With a lengthy domestic and international career in which he won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008 and 15 European championships, Lloy Ball established himself as one of the best American setters ever. He retired in 2012 and here he talks about his career and his time with the national team.

2. Lloy Ball - Playing Volleyball Overseas

Lloy Ball is one of the best setters in the history of USA Volleyball. With a lengthy domestic and international career in which he won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008 and 15 European championships, Lloy established himself as one of the best ever. Here Lloy discusses his experience playing overseas in Japan, Italy, Greece and Russia as well as what it was like raising kids all over the world.

3. Lloy Ball - On Retirement and Life After Volleyball

Lloy Ball is one of the best setters in the history of USA Volleyball. With a lengthy domestic and international career in which he won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008 and 15 European championships, Lloy established himself as one of the best ever. Now back in his home state of Indiana, Lloy is enjoying retirement with his family. Here he talks about how he is handling retirement, what he plans to do from here on out and what he would like his legacy to be in the sport.

4. Lloy Ball - On the Future of Volleyball

Lloy Ball is one of the best setters in the history of USA Volleyball. With a lengthy domestic and international career in which he won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008 and 15 European championships, Lloy established himself as one of the best ever. Here Lloy explains why he believes volleyball is too complicated for American fans and why he is not optimistic about the sport's ability to thrive in the U.S. the way it has in other countries.

5. Misty May-Treanor - On Going for Her Third Gold

Part I of my interview with Misty May-Treanor as Misty discusses her decision to postpone retirement and go for her third gold medal in London with partner Kerri Walsh. Misty has announced that London will be her last event before she moves on with the next phase of her life. Also check out where Misty talks about the state of beach volleyball and her plans for the future.

6. Misty May-Treanor - On Retirement and The Future

This is Part II of my interview with Misty May-Treanor in which she discusses the state of beach volleyball and her plans for the future. Misty has announced that London will be her last event before she moves on with the next phase of her life. Also check out Part I in which she discusses her decision to postpone retirement to go for her third gold medal with partner Kerri Walsh.

7. Todd Rogers

A one on one interview with The Professor, Todd Rogers in the wake of the collapse of the AVP Tour. Rogers talks about the end of the tour, what he thinks needs to be done and the boycott of the Manhattan Beach tournament.

8. Doug Beal - USAV CEO

USAV CEO Doug Beal talks about the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball as well as the governing body's plans for the sport.

9. John Speraw

An interview with volleyball coach John Speraw, head men's volleyball coach at UC Irvine on the 2009 season.
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