UCLA men’s volleyball coaches balance collegiate and national roles

UCLA men's volleyball coaches Andrea Becker and John Speraw (third and fourth from left) are coaches with the U.S. Men's National Team. The team is currently in the midst of FIVB World League play. (Courtesy of the FIVB)

UCLA men's volleyball coaches Andrea Becker and John Speraw (third and fourth from left) are coaches with the U.S. Men's National Team. The team is currently in the midst of FIVB World League play. (Courtesy of the FIVB)

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Three UCLA men’s volleyball coaches traded their blue and gold for a summer of red, white and blue after the 2015 NCAA season. As the team’s players scattered for the offseason, head coach John Speraw and assistant coaches Andrea Becker and Brad Keller united under a common goal: representing the United States on sidelines across the world.


Sophomore outside hitter J.T. Hatch was named captain of this year's U.S. Men's Junior National Team after the NCAA season. The team got silver at the U21 Pan American Cup in June. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Sophomore outside hitter J.T. Hatch was named captain of this year's U.S. Men's Junior National Team after the NCAA season. The team got silver at the U21 Pan American Cup in June. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Senior forward Lauren Cheney dribbled the ball in UCLA's 2-1 win against USC on Oct. 24, 2008, at the L.A. Coliseum. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Senior forward Lauren Cheney dribbled the ball in UCLA's 2-1 win against USC on Oct. 24, 2008, at the L.A. Coliseum. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Ashwin Narkar (left) and sophomore Stephanie Lam (right) are both representing the United States in badminton at the World University Games. (Courtesy of USA Badminton)
Freshman Ashwin Narkar (left) and sophomore Stephanie Lam (right) are both representing the United States in badminton at the World University Games. (Courtesy of USA Badminton)

Tim Maytom (second from right) and the UCLA men's rowing 4+ boat got silver at the 2015 ACRA Championships. The recent graduate is rowing for the U.S. in the World University Games. (Courtesy of UCLA men's rowing)
Tim Maytom (second from right) and the UCLA men's rowing 4+ boat got silver at the 2015 ACRA Championships. The recent graduate is rowing for the U.S. in the World University Games. (Courtesy of UCLA men's rowing)

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World University Games

From July 3 to 14, almost 50 UCLA student-athletes and coaches will participate in the 2015 summer World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The Games, which occur every two years, feature the world’s best university athletes. Read more...

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