McCutcheon Receives USA Volleyball Award
May 23, 2013
University of Minnesota volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon received an award from USA Volleyball at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet and Reception, May 22, at Galt House in Louisville, Ky.
After his stint with both the men's and women's United States Olympic Teams, McCutcheon was awarded the All-Time Great Coach Award. Along with McCutcheon, Chuck Erbe was also given this award. Erbe was involved with the National Team in one form or another over the course of four decades and won 550 matches in a 24-year college coaching career. McCutcheon is the only U.S. coach to lead teams to two Olympic Games medals in his career – one for each gender.
McCutcheon came to Minnesota after an illustrious career with USA Volleyball as he earned two medals with the United State Men's and Women's Olympic teams. McCutcheon mentored the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team to a 106-39 record in his four years after leading the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team program to the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal. Counting his 107-33 record leading the U.S. Men's program from 2005 to 2008, McCutcheon held a combined record of 213-72 with USA Volleyball.
In his final three seasons with the women's program, McCutcheon guided the U.S. to an 88-25 record with podium finishes in 10 of 12 tournaments. In 2012, Team USA captured its second consecutive Olympic Games silver medal with a 7-1 record. In addition, the U.S. captured FIVB World Grand Prix gold medal for the third consecutive year. Team USA was 14-0 in the 2012 edition, including victories over Olympic Games bound Brazil twice (No. 2 in the world), Italy (No. 4), China (No. 5), Serbia (No. 6), Dominican Republic (No. 9) and Turkey (No. 11.).