The USA Volleyball Show is the official podcast of USA Volleyball. Come along with hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson as they go behind the scenes with some of the biggest names and go to the biggest events in the sport of volleyball. Welcome to The USA Volleyball Show, the official podcast of USA Volleyball.
Episode 75: Elevate Yourself featuring Coach Donny Hui
In this episode, Stephen makes his return from parental leave. He and Clarence catch up with each other, and Stephen shares stories about being a new dad, including already watching the Men's National Team with his son. Then, they sit down with volleyball coach, strength trainer, jump trainer, YouTuber, motivational speaker and Elevate Yourself founder, Donny Hui aka Coach Donny (12:58 - 1:23:55). Coach Donny talks about his background and shares some of the hurdles he's overcome that have shaped him and helped get him to where he is today. He also focuses on his company, Elevate Yourself, and what it means to inspire and teach young people. Grab your favorite beverage and snack, and settle in for this episode, because it's a good one!
Episode 74: Team TKN featuring Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss
In this episode, Clarence welcomes guest host and USA Volleyball's Digital Media and Content Coordinator, Sevrin Lavenstein to the show. Then, they sit down with U.S. Beach National Team pair TKN, Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss (8:54 - 59:32). They share their experiences on the FIVB Beach Pro Tour and the AVP Tour, and talk about everything that went into transitioning from indoor to beach. They also go into their friendship and sisterhood, talk about what goes into a good beach partner and so much more. This is such a great conversation and one you won't want to miss!
Episode 73: A Healthy Obsession with Volleyball featuring Reid Priddy
In this episode, Clarence welcomes guest host and USA Volleyball's Communications Manager B.J. Hoeptner Evans to the show. Then, they sit down with four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist Reid Priddy (8:21 - 1:16:55). Reid shares stories from his Olympic experiences as well as chats about his time on the indoor and beach national teams, and he talks about his newest venture, In Sand. If you're a longtime volleyball fan, you don't want to miss some of the stories he has to share!
Episode 72: Volleyball Takes a Dancer featuring Micha Hancock
In this episode, Clarence is flying solo for this episode as Stephen is out for a few weeks while on parental leave. Listen to our chat with Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women's National Team setter Micha Hancock (6:34 - 52:05). Micha gets into some of her memories from her USA Volleyball club days, chats about her time at the Tokyo Olympics, and fills us in on living overseas in Italy.
Episode 71: Get on the Motorcycle and Ride: An All-Star Champs Episode featuring Steve Bishop
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen catch up for Stephen's last full episode of the podcast for a few weeks while he's out on parental leave. Then, we're getting back on the region side of things. They welcome Florida Region Executive Director and President Steve Bishop (10:40 - 1:00:33) to the show. They chat about his background in volleyball, his upcoming motorcycle trip and learn more about volleyball in the Florida Region. Then, they take a deep dive into the history and success of the All-Star Championship.
Episode 70: U19 National Team Training LIVE(ish) from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are together IN PERSON and catch up. Then, for this special LIVE(ish) episode from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, they welcome Girls U19 National Team head coach Jamie Morrison, Girls U19 National Team athlete Abby Vander Wal, Boys U19 National Team head coach Charlie Sullivan, and Boys U19 National Team athlete Sean Kelly (7:48 - 1:10:08). They get to know them, chat with them about the teams, what they're looking forward to as they train for the 2023 FIVB World Championships next week and so much more!
Podcast Hosts do a great job getting information from the Athletes. As a listener, I feel like I really get a good overall view learning about the Athletes’ personalities.
Exactly what I've been waiting for....wonderful. I like to keep up to date on all VB news.
Finally a podcast about volleyball I can enjoy!! Let’s scoooooooo!!!