2018 IVHF Morgan Classic
All Morgan Classic tournament matches will be streamed online at:
Friday, February 9, 2018
12pm Welcoming Luncheon (open to the public)
6 pm Springfield vs. Stevenson
8 pm Harvard vs. SUNY New Paltz
Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:30a-1:30pm Coaches & Players Clinic - REGISTER
6 pm Consolation Match
Between Matches - Spike/Bounce Competition
8 pm Championship Match
Mike O'Hara - 1989 Hall of Fame Inductee Vignette
The International Volleyball Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 1989 Inductee Michael O'Hara of the United States on February 1, 2018.
O'Hara played on the 1960 U.S. National Team and was a team member of the first U.S. Olympic squad at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
In addition to his impressive accomplishments on indoor courts, O'Hara was one of the most outstanding players in beach volleyball history with 38 Open Beach Championships to his credit including the first 5 Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Championships.
>> Visit O'Hara's Inductee Page to learn more
Behind the Scenes with the Induction Class of 2017 - Presented by The SpikeNet
November 17-18, 2017
2017 Induction Celebration
November 20, 2017
Massachusetts Girls All-State Showcase
November 21, 2017
Spalding Western Massachusetts Girls All-Star Showcase
NEWS FROM THE HALL
The sixth Annual Spalding Western Massachusetts Boys High School Volleyball Hall of Fame All-Star Showcase will take place on Monday, June 19th with a 3-set 2nd team all-star match at 6:30pm followed by a 3-set 1st team match at 7:30pm. Click here to meet the All-Stars and for more info.
PHOTO GALLERY - Inaugural Boys VolleyHall Classic took place on April 30, 2017 at Springfield College in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Division 3 Volleyball National Championship Final featuring 16 of the top teams from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Click to view the gallery and results
2008 Hall of Famer Yuri Poyarkov of the Ukraine passed away on February 10, 2017 - his 80th birthday. Poyarkov, a three-time Olympian, helped lead USSR to the first Olympic Games Volleyball gold medal in 1964. Click here to learn more about Poyarkov's incredible career and to watch his 2008 Induction Highlight video and interview.
The International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF) is pleased to announce the Boston Sports Institutes (BSI) as its newest corporate partner. The two parties have come to terms on a three-year agreement that names the Boston Institute of Jump (BIJ) a Sport Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Partner of the IVHF. Click here to read more.
Legends Misty May-Treanor and Danielle Scott-Arruda of the United States, Nikola Grbic of Serbia, Man-Bok Park of South Korea and Emanuel Rego of Brazil were enshrined into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Saturday evening in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the sport’s birthplace. Click here for worldwide coverage of the event.
NEWS FROM AROUND THE VB WORLD
Volleyball coaching legend and 1994 Inductee Marv Dunphy announced his retirement today, bringing to an end an incredible career that included four NCAA championships and more than 600 wins at Pepperdine, as well as seven Olympic appearances as a coach, highlighted by a gold medal in 1988 as head coach of the U.S. men’s team. Read more here
Southern California Indoor Volleyball HOF inducts incredible inaugural class at May 7th event in Anaheim, CA USA. 18 of their 25 inaugural inductees are IVHF honorees. Read the full story with photos on volleyballmag.com
1996 IVHF Inductee Don Shondell to be included in the inaugural MIVA Hall of Fame Class. Read the full story at ballstatedaily.com
Bob Bertucci inducted into the Springfield College Athletics Hall of Fame. Read full story here.
Ball State breaks ground on Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center. Shondell, a 1996 IVHF Inductee has 20 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association titles and the second-most wins in NCAA men's volleyball history. Read the full story here.
ESPNW - Why volleyball -- not basketball -- is winning the popular vote. An interesting article offering some opinions on why young athletes are flocking to volleyball over basketball. Read here.
FROM THE IVHF VIDEO VAULT
This clip from the IVHF Video Vault briefly explains how YMCA Physical Director William G. Morgan invented the leisurely game of Mintonette - what we now call "Volleyball".
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