June 14, 2013
University of Minnesota volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon returns to the USA Volleyball men's circuit this weekend, serving as a consultant.
The United States competes in the Federal International Volleyball's World League against France, June 14-15, at the Tulsa Convention Center Arena in Tulsa, Okla. McCutcheon joins head coach John Speraw and assistant coaches Matt Fuerbringer and Mike Sealy.
The United States, ranked fifth in the world, faced Argentina in Wichita, Kan., June 7-8 and split action. The Tulsa matches will be the second United States World League events as the team will go on to Reno, Nev., and play Bulgaria, June 28-29. It then travels to Poland on July 5 and 7 and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), July 13-14.
Before McCutcheon was Minnesota's volleyball coach, he served as the head coach in both the U.S. women's and men's programs. Prior to taking the U.S. women's team to a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, McCutcheon led the U.S. men's team to a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. McCutcheon and Team USA went undefeated in Beijing to claim its third Olympic Games gold medal and its first podium finish since 1992. He compiled a 107-33 record in four years with the U.S. Men's National Team program.
Gophers Return Home This Weekend
Minnesota Volleyball hosts Rutgers and No. 10 Penn State, Friday and Saturday, at the Sports Pavilion.
No. 3 Minnesota Falls to No.1 Nebraska
The Gophers won the first set 26-24, fell in the second and third 25-18, 26-24, tied the match in the fourth 25-22, but fell 15-8 in the fifth.
Gophers Rally to Win, 3-2, Over Iowa
Trailing 2-1, the No. 3 University of Minnesota volleyball team came from behind to defeat Iowa, tonight in Iowa City, Iowa.