Born: November 29th, 1958
Position: Outside Hitter
USA Olympic Teams: Indoor – 1984 (Gold), 1988 (Gold), 1992 (Bronze)
Timmons joined the USA team in 1983. In the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the men’s team finished second in their pool to Brazil. Both teams had a 3-1 record, but the U.S. came out second in sets won. In pool play the Americans beat Argentina 3-1, beat Tunisia 3-0, beat South Korea 3-0 and lost to Brazil 0-3. The team faced Canada in the semi-finals and beat them 3-0. They faced Brazil again in the final and were able to beat them 3-0 for the gold medal. Timmons was named the MVP.
In 1988, the men’s team, which consisted of just four members of the 1984 team – Timmons, Kiraly, Craig Buck and Dave Saunders - won their pool by beating Tunisia 3-0, beating France 3-0 and beating Argentina 3-2. In the semi-finals they faced Brazil, who they beat 3-0 to go on the gold medal match. They faced the Soviet Union who many considered to be the best team in the world. To win the gold, the men won the match 3-1. He was named the FIVB’s Best Blocker and the USOC’s Male Volleyball Player of the Year. Timmons helped to keep USA in the No. 1 spot in the world for a five-year period.
In 1992, the team headed to Barcelona with six of the 1988 gold medalists – Jeff Stork, Bob Ctvrtlik, Scott Fortune, Doug Partie, Eric Sato and Timmons. The United States finished second to Italy in their pool though both had 4-1 records. The U.S. lost three more sets than Italy and therefore fell to second place. In pool play, the Americans lost their first match against Japan 3-1 but came back to win their next four matches. They beat Canada 3-2, Spain 3-2, France 3-0 and Italy 3-1. In the playoffs they beat Russia 3-1 in the quarterfinals but lost to Brazil 1-3 in the semifinal. The U.S. met Cuba in the final and beat them 3-1 take the bronze medal.