Coaches

Mick Haley - head shot

Mick Haley

Mick Haley has won 4 NCAA Division I National Championships, 1 AIAW National Championship and 6 Junior College National Championships. He has 41 years of coaching experience with over 1300 wins as a collegiate head coach. He has amassed over 18 conference championships. Mick also coached the Women's National Team to a 4th place finish at the 2000 Olympics. He has developed and coached 3 AVCA National Players of the Year, 3 Pac 12 Players of the Year, 13 Southwest Conference Players of the Year, along with 47 All-Americans and 115 All-Conference athletes.

Mick's successes resulted in being named the AVCA Coach of the Year and the Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year twice. He was two time PAC 12 Coach of the Year and six time Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for the AVCA, the Hall of Fame for Junior College Coaches and the Hall of Fame for Ball State University. Mick ranks 3rd in NCAA Division I career wins and among the top in NCAA Division I career win percentage.

Mick is an icon in the sport of volleyball, well recognized as an author, clinician and speaker both nationally and internationally. 


 

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 Brian Gimmillaro

Brian Gimmillaro has won 3 NCAA National Championships, had the first undefeated team in NCAA history and made 8 Final Four appearances while coaching Long Beach State University.  He has the distinction of being the only coach in the United States to win a national championship at the high school, club and collegiate levels. His players were named to the U.S. Olympic team 16 times. Fifty of his players went on to play international volleyball and his players were named to the All-American team 49 times.

During his tenure, Brian was named the Big West coach of the year, the Western Regional Coach of the Year, the Northwest Region Coach of the Year, Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year, US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and USAA's All Time Great Coach Award. Brian has been inducted into the AVCA Coaches Hall of Fame and the Southern California Hall of Fame.

Brian is well recognized as an author and speaker. His volleyball skills DVD series is among the best sellers in the history of the sport. 


 


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Bob Bertucci

Bob Bertucci has been a successful Head Coach of 5 NCAA Division I programs and has over 900 wins. At Lehigh University he led the team to 6 Patriot League playoff appearances. During his tenure at Temple University, the team had 4 NCAA playoff appearances, once advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. His teams won the A-10 Conference Championship 4 times. While at Rutgers University, Bob led the Men's team to an NCAA Division I Final Four appearance and an EIVA conference title. He has coached 8 All-Americans, 3 Conference Players of the Year and 59 All-Conference players.

Bob was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year, A-10 Coach of the Year 3 times and EIVA Coach of the Year. He's been inducted into the YMCA Volleyball Hall of Fame, the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame and the Springfield College Hall of Fame. Bob has assisted with the Women's National Team program and twice coached World University Games teams.

Bob has produced 9 volleyball skills videos and authored 6 volleyball texts. He continues to run one of the most successful volleyball camp businesses in the country for players of all ages and skill levels.


 

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Ruth Nelson

Ruth Nelson has gained over 40 years of experience that encompasses playing, coaching and teaching volleyball. Ruth was a USA National team player, assistant coach and technical advisor. She coached collegiately at 3 NCAA Division I programs and has over 500 wins. Four of her players went on to compete in the Olympics. For the past 18 years, Ruth has specialized in training 5-10 year olds through two innovative programs. GoKidsYouth Sports™ (GKYS™) provides training and certification for coaches and provides skill training for youth ages 7 and 8. Ruth’s Bring Your Own Parent(BYOP®) Program is a training program created for players 10 and under and their parents to learn the 4 fundamental skills of volleyball, movement patterns and life lessons.

Ruth is an innovator, teacher, motivator, sports marketer, fundraiser and visionary. She has received two prestigious awards from USA Volleyball. She received the All-time Great Coaches Award and the George J. Fisher Volleyball Award for significant service rendered to the sport of volleyball. She was inducted into the University of Northern Colorado Hall of Fame and the AVCA Hall of Fame.
With all of her experiences, expertise and honors, Ruth has conducted over 600 presentations at various conferences, seminars and workshops worldwide. She is a renowned author and clinician.