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John Speraw Named New Men's Volleyball Coach


Former Bruin player under Al Scates, won national titles: Check. Former Bruin Asst coach, won national titles: Check. Beat USC while coach at UCI: Check. Won national titles while at UCI: Check Olympic Gold Medal as a coach: Check Welcome home, Coach Speraw!

The Legacy of Al Scates: UCLA Volleyball Wizard of Westwood


A long read but well worth the time. A detailed history of Coach Scates' accomplishments and impact on former players, assistant coaches and the sport of volleyball. Although not as polished, I think this is a more compelling piece than the recent LA Times article. Go Bruins!

Al Scates Goes for 20th NCAA Volleyball Title


Al Scates is coaching his 50th year at UCLA, looking for his 20th NCAA title. He has coached more than two dozen Olympians. Good luck coach & bring home #109, and make it championships for both men and women in volleyball.

MVB: UCLA defeated Stanford in 3 sets


The #3 Bruins (6-1, 1-0 MPSF) defeated the #4 Cardinal (3-1, 1-1 MPSF) 25-23, 25-22, 25-17, in front of 1,064 fans in Wooden Center. A great win.

Al Scates to retire after 2012

No release yet, but the UCLA athletics official twitter announced it. EDIT: Here's the release The main paragraph that sums it all up from the release: Scates will retire after 50 years of service at UCLA with a nation-leading Division I record of more than 1,200 victories. To date he has captured 19 NCAA championships, 21 overall national championships, 24 conference titles and compiled a legacy unmatched by few college coaches in any sport. In 49 seasons, Scates has coached 52 different first-team NCAA All-Americans, 44 U.S. National Team members, 27 Olympians, 26 USVBA All-Americans and seven collegiate Players of the Year. *** It's hard to overstate what Scates did in his career. I hope he gets some mainstream publicity in his final season next year and that he goes out a winner to give him a nice round number of 20 NCAA championships.
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