AboutRod

Head coach Rod Wilde’s unique winning history is a primary reason for athletes to attend this summer volleyball camp. Coach Wilde is a three-time USA Olympian, once as a player and twice as a coach. Rod was a two-time NCAA All – American and the first person to ever win an NCAA gold medal as both a player/coach.

Coach Wilde continues to work with the USA High-Performance Volleyball program as a head coach and mentor. During his 38 years as a volleyball coach, Rod has worked with athletes across many age groups.

He has led teams to numerous medals across these competitive age levels including the Olympics. Rod still remains an active volleyball athlete in the sport that he loves and competes in the USA adult open championships. Throughout the years Rod has been named to 16 All – American teams and he has been voted MVP of his division seven times.

Coach Wilde’s continued passion for volleyball and his level of excellence is the main component of what his camps are all about. Athletes from all clubs are welcome to come and learn from a proven champion.

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Professional History

• Owner and Director of Wilde4Volleyball Training Academy 2020 - Present

• Director of Coaching and Player Development - Madison Elite Volleyball Club 2011-2020

• Assistant Coach, USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association 1993-2000

• Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball Team, University of California at San Diego 1991-1993

• Member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association 1989-1991

• Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball Team, Pepperdine University 1985-1989

• Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, Drake University 1984-1985

• Member of the USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team, USA Volleyball Association 1982-1984

• Head Coach, Men’s Club Team, University of Arizona 1980-1982

• Assistant Coach, Women’s Volleyball Team, Pepperdine University 1979-1980

 

Awards & Accomplishments

• 2013 Head Coach: USA Junior Women’s World Championship Team

• 2009-Present: Head Coach USA Women’s Junior National Team

• 2009-2010 Head Coach: USA Girl’s Youth National Team

• 2002-2009 Head Coach: USA High-Performance team (15 & under elite team)

• 2001-2007: University of Wisconsin teams selected to NCAA tournament

• 2004 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, University of Wisconsin

• 2004 Coach of USA Girl’s High-Performance Gold Medal Team

• 1996 & 2000 Assistant Coach of Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team

• 1994 Bronze Medal Men’s World Championships

• 1986 NCAA Men’s Championship - Pepperdine University

• 1986 Pepperdine Coach of the Year

• 1978 Starting Setter NCAA Championship Team

• 1977-1979: 3 Time NCAA All-American Selection

• Member of the 1984 USA Olympic Gold Medal Team

 

Areas of Expertise

• Development and Implementation of Sports Programs

• Recruiting of High-Level Athletes

• Setting and Attaining Goals

• Motivational Leadership and Mentoring

• Fundraising Media Relations

 

Academic Credentials

• B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Physical Education- Pepperdine University

• USA Volleyball Coaches Accreditation Program (CAP), Cadre Instructor

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