Dr. Horst Baacke
2017 Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award Winner
Biography (Current at time of award):
Dr. Horst Baacke dedicated his life to volleyball. As a former coach in the German Volleyball Federation and later President of the FIVB Coaches Commission, Baacke has always been an engine and creative mind in a sport that has been successfully developed over the decades. He was the author or co-author of 6 Books on Volleyball, Volleyball Training and Mini Volleyball including the FIVB Coaches Manual and was at the forefront in the development and use of antennas in volleyball.