Mar 10, 2023
Hugh McCutcheon is a native of New Zealand, where he was national team volleyball player. He played on the New Zealand junior and senior national teams from 1988 to 1990 before coming to the US. He soon began an illustrious coaching career, leading the US Men's National Team to Olympic Gold in 2008 in Beijing, and the US Women's National team to silver at the 2012 London Olympics. He then became the head coach for the women's volleyball team at the University of Minnesota from 2012–2022, leading the team to numerous NCAA tournaments and building them into a national powerhouse. After announcing his resignation from the volleyball team at the conclusion of the 2022 season, in January 2023, McCutcheon became the assistant athletics director/sport development coach at Minnesota.
McCutcheon has just published a brand new book Championship Behaviors: A Model for Competitive Sports Excellence which is the major topic of our discussion today. It is a wonderful handbook for getting the culture, skill development, and leadership aligned to have a successful season, by someone who has accomplished this at the very top levels of competitive sport.
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