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Hugh McCutcheon

Born: October 13, 1969 in Christchurch, New Zealand

Enshrined: 2018

Country: New Zealand

Category: Coach


Summary Biography

Hugh McCutcheon led the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team program to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in Beijing. The U.S. Men’s National Team enjoyed one of its best seasons ever in 2008 under McCutcheon's guidance as the team won all three of its major tournaments of the year including its first-ever FIVB World League championship in 2008 after a bronze medal finish in the same event in 2007, the first time the Americans earned back-to-back medals in the annual event. Less than four months after leading the U.S. men to gold, McCutcheon transitioned to the head coach position of the U.S. Women's National Team.  He mentored the U.S. women to a 106-39 record in his four years including the 2012 Olympic Games silver medal in London becoming one of only two coaches in history to win medals with both genders. McCutcheon’s love for volleyball developed in New Zealand where he played on the junior and senior national teams from 1986-90 before coming to the United States. He was also a member of New Zealand’s national team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997.


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