John Speraw has been head coach of the USA men’s National Team since 2013. Soon after taking charge, he led the team to gold in the 2014 FIVB World League. Last year the 45-year-old coached USA to the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Previously, the California native was an assistant coach for the USA men’s Olympic teams that won gold in Beijing 2008 and finished fifth in London 2012.
Speraw was also an assistant coach for the United States silver medallist team at the 2012 World League, deputising for head coach Alan Knipe for four matches. In parallel with his national role, Speraw remains the head coach at the University of California in Los Angeles. It was there that he won two national championships as a middle blocker during his playing career.