Volleyball Hall of Fame - Holyoke, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 12.349 W 072° 36.369
18T E 697618 N 4675402
Quick Description: The Volleyball Hall of Fame is located in the Holyoke Heritage State Park.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 6:23:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMCM0B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball at the Holyoke YMCA in 1895. In 1971, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce established an ad hoc committee to promote Holyoke as the birthplace of volleyball and to build a volleyball hall of fame. The Volleyball Hall of Fame opened to the public on June 6, 1987. It shares a building with the Holyoke Children's Museum.

Address
444 Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040


The folowing persons, teams and organizations have been honored by the Volleyball Hall of Fame:

1985
William G. Morgan- USA - Inventor/Leader

1986
Dr. Harold T. Friermood- USA - Leader

1988
Leonard Gibson- USA - Leader
Flo Hyman- USA - Player
Eugene Selznick- USA - Player
Jane Ward- USA - Player
Harry Wilson- USA- Coach/Leader
1980 U.S. Women's Olympic Team
1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Team

1989
Douglas Beal- USA - Coach
Glen Davies- USA - Leader
Kathy Gregory- USA - Player
Michael O'Hara- USA - Player
Young Men's Christian Association

1990
Col. Edward DeGroot- USA - Coach
Alton Fish- USA - Official
Mary Jo Peppler- USA - Player
United States Volleyball Association

1991
Dr. George J. Fisher- USA - Leader
Thomas Haine- USA - Player
Rolf Engen- USA - Player
Catalino Ignacio- USA - Leader

1992
Dr. James Coleman- USA - Coach
Merton H. Kennedy- USA - Leader
Jon Stanley- USA - Player
Ron Von Hagen- USA - Beach Player

1993
Mike Bright- USA - Player
Al Scates- USA - Coach
Federation Internationale de Volleyball

1994
Patty Dowdell- USA - Player
Marv Dunphy- USA - Coach
John Koch- USA - Official/Leader
Larry Rundle- USA - Player
The American Volleyball Coaches Association

1995
Debbie Green- USA - Player
Robert L. Lindsay- USA - Leader
C.L. "Bobb" Miller- USA - Leader
Arie Selinger- USA - Coach
Special Olympics International

1996
Patricia Bright- USA - Player
Donald Shondell- USA - Coach
Springfield College

1997
Andy Banachowski- USA - Coach
Albert Monaco Jr.- USA - Leader
Pedro "Pete" Velasco- USA - Player
United States Armed Forces

1998
William Baird- USA - Leader
Craig Buck- USA - Player
Dusty Dvorak- USA - Player
Yasutaka Matsudaira- Japan - Coach
Steve Timmons- USA - Player
Paula Weishoff- USA - Player

1999
Wilbur H. Peck- USA - Leader
James G. Wortham- USA - Player
1988 U.S. Men's Olympic Team

2000
Hirofumi Daimatsu- Japan - Coach
Inna Ryskal- Russia - Player
Takako Shirai- Japan - Player
Yuri Tchesnokov- Russia - Player/Coach
Harold Wendt- USA - Player

2001
Karch Kiraly- USA - Player
Regla Torres- Cuba - Player
Jean Gaertner- USA - Player

2002
Lang Ping- China - Player
Tomasz Wojtowicz- Poland - Player
Vyacheslav Platonov- Russia - Coach
1990-1998 Italian Men's National Team

2003
Givi Akhvlediani- Russia - Coach
Jungo Morita- Japan - Player
Sinjin Smith- USA - Beach Player
Julio Velasco- Italy - Coach

2004
Karolyn Kirby- USA - Beach Player
Mireya Luis- Cuba - Player
Josef Musil- Czech Republic - Player
Seiji Oko- Japan - Player

2005
Bernard Rajzman- Brazil - Player
Eugenio George- Cuba - Coach
Stanislaw Gosciniak- Poland - Player
Cecilia Tait- Peru - Player
Konstantin Reva- Russia - Player
Ron Lang- USA - Beach Player

2006
Bernie Holtzman- USA - Beach Player
Endre Holvay- Hungary - Leader
Jackie Silva- Brazil - Beach Player
Edward Skorek- Poland - Player
Nina Smoleeva- Russia - Player
Shigeo Yamada- Japan - Coach
The Japan Volleyball Association (JVA)

2007
Bob Ctvrtlik- USA - Player
Andrea Gardini- Italy - Player
Carlos Nuzman- Brazil - Leader
Kerri Pottharst- Australia - Beach Player
Yuan Weimin- China - Coach
Dimitar Zlatanov- Bulgaria - Player

2008
Sinan Erdem- Turkey - Leader
Andrea Giani- Italy - Player
Masae Kasai Nakamura- Japan - Player
Yuri Poyarkov- Ukraine - Player
Vladimir Savvine- Russia - Leader
Randy Stoklos- USA - Beach Player
The City of Holyoke

2009
Ana Moser - Brazil - Player
Nikolay Karpol - Russia - Coach
Holly McPeak -USA - Player
Paul Libaud - France - Administratorr
Ivan Bugajenkov - Latvia - Player
Siegfried Schneider - Germany - Player

2010
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar - Brazil - Players
Gabriella Kotsis - Hungary - Coach
Gabriela Perez del Solar -Peru - Player
Aleksandr Savin - Russia - Player
Hubert Wagner - Poland - Coach
Hours of Operation:
Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. or by special pre-arranged appointments. call: 413-536-0926


Admission Prices:
$2.50 per person; group rate $2.00


Hall of Fame website URL: [Web Link]

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