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June 5, 2012
John Speraw, who coached the UC Irvine men's volleyball team to NCAA titles in 2012, 2009 and 2007, has left the school after 10 seasons to become coach at UCLA, Bruins' Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday. Speraw, 40, replaces Al Scates, who retired after 50 seasons. Speraw played for two UCLA national championship teams and was an assistant coach when the Bruins won NCAA crowns in 1998 and 2000. Speraw was 199-106 at UCI, where he catapulted the Anteaters to national prominence and guided them to the NCAA Final Four four times in the last seven seasons.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 10, 2007
For a couple of minutes, Newport Harbor High’s Kyle Caldwell put aside his homework Tuesday evening and thought about his volleyball future. Awesome is the first word that came to the 6-foot-8 senior’s mind after verbally committing to UCLA, not only because of the storied men’s volleyball program, 19 NCAA championships, but because Caldwell might get a chance to start alongside three former Newport Harbor players next year. Caldwell, a Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection and third-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honoree, said he chose the Bruins over USC, UC Santa Barbara, Southern Methodist University and defending NCAA champion UC Irvine because of the Sailors’ presence in Westwood and the school’s academics.
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January 13, 2003
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team upset UCLA, 21-30, 30-26, 30-18, 36-38, 17-15, Saturday night to capture the UC Santa Barbara/Elephant Bar Tournament title. The Anteaters, seeded No. 7, had a match point at 29-28 in the fourth game, but watched the top-seeded Bruins come back to force a decisive fifth game. UCI was led by 6-foot-6 junior middle blocker Jimmy Pelzel, who pounded a career-high 25 kills. Kyle Weichert, a 6-7 junior middle blocker, added 16 kills for the winners, who also received 13 kills apiece from 6-3 senior outside hitter Monte Tucker and 6-5 junior outside hitter Spencer Bemus.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 2, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The UC Irvine men’s volleyball program has yet to raise its 2007 national championship banner, so it is fitting, perhaps, that much of the talk about this season’s Anteaters involves upside. Four All-Americans have moved on from the 2007 NCAA title team, leaving four freshmen to start in their place this season. And while things have been encouraging lately, the lack of experience showed down the stretch of the final three games against host UCLA Friday at Pauley Pavilion.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 3, 2012
David Kniffin doesn't acknowledge any of the fuss made over his landing one of, if not the plum coaching assignments in collegiate men's volleyball last month. But the latest UC Irvine coach has noticed a corresponding lack of clutter. "I mean it's a lot cleaner than when [former coach John] Speraw was here," Kniffin said of the office that housed Speraw, his predecessor and mentor the last 10 seasons before Speraw succeeded the legendary Al Scates at UCLA. "And there are a lot less sticky notes.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2012
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team shook its late-season slump to handle visiting UCLA in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at the Bren Events Center. The win ended the season for the No. 5-ranked and No. 5-seeded Bruins, whose coach, Al Scates, retires after 50 seasons and 19 NCAA titles. The win also propels the No. 2-ranked and No. 4-seeded Anteaters (22-5) into the conference tournament semifinals against No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded USC on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at USC's Galen Center.
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January 21, 2003
On the wall in John Speraw's office there's a picture of Speraw sitting between two UCLA coaching legends. Speraw, the first-year UC Irvine men's volleyball coach who has helped revitalize the Anteaters, has former basketball coach John Wooden to his right and current volleyball head man Al Scates to his left. That's 28 national championships (Scates with 18 and Wooden with 10) and ultimate examples of leadership, success and love for the game. If a picture says a thousand words, we'll see what Speraw's picture has to say 10, 20 years from now. On July 9, Speraw began his quest of emulating the great ones.
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By Barry Faulkner | June 11, 2012
The nature of athletics often defines its participants by winning and losing, but there is much more to the distinction of "winner" than a cursory summation of the scoreboard. The funny thing about most winners, though, is that they win. John Speraw learned how to be a winner long before he enrolled at UCLA, merely sitting at his family dinner table in Arcadia, observing siblings and parents who could teach everyone a thing or two about the tools for success. "I've got a mom who is off-the-chart smart," Speraw said.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 2, 2012
UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw addressed the media Wednesday at USC's Galen Center, in preparation for the Anteaters' semifinal match against Penn State in the NCAA Championship on Thursday at 6 p.m. Inevitably, he was asked about his future and a potential move to UCLA to replace Al Scates, who retired after 50 seasons with the Bruins. And while Speraw said he has been and would continue to concentrate solely on his team's attempt to win its third NCAA title in six years, he did say there would be no dramatic announcement this weekend about staying or leaving, whether the No. 1-seeded 'Eaters add to their 2007 and 2009 national championships or not. "I won't even know [because]
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By Barry Faulkner | June 5, 2012
The rumors that had circled him for a decade, formed more ominous clouds in the last 12 months and became tangible clues Monday night, were substantiated Tuesday, when UCLA announced it had hired John Speraw away from the UC Irvine men's volleyball program. For Speraw, a return to his roots meant tearing asunder a decade worth of foundation for what had become the nation's leading program, with three NCAA titles in the last six seasons. But ultimately, despite continually touting Orange County as his version of volleyball heaven, home was, and now becomes again, Westwood, where he played and coached under the legendary Al Scates.
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By Barry Faulkner | August 3, 2012
David Kniffin doesn't acknowledge any of the fuss made over his landing one of, if not the plum coaching assignments in collegiate men's volleyball last month. But the latest UC Irvine coach has noticed a corresponding lack of clutter. "I mean it's a lot cleaner than when [former coach John] Speraw was here," Kniffin said of the office that housed Speraw, his predecessor and mentor the last 10 seasons before Speraw succeeded the legendary Al Scates at UCLA. "And there are a lot less sticky notes.
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By Barry Faulkner | June 11, 2012
The nature of athletics often defines its participants by winning and losing, but there is much more to the distinction of "winner" than a cursory summation of the scoreboard. The funny thing about most winners, though, is that they win. John Speraw learned how to be a winner long before he enrolled at UCLA, merely sitting at his family dinner table in Arcadia, observing siblings and parents who could teach everyone a thing or two about the tools for success. "I've got a mom who is off-the-chart smart," Speraw said.
SPORTS
June 5, 2012
John Speraw, who coached the UC Irvine men's volleyball team to NCAA titles in 2012, 2009 and 2007, has left the school after 10 seasons to become coach at UCLA, Bruins' Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday. Speraw, 40, replaces Al Scates, who retired after 50 seasons. Speraw played for two UCLA national championship teams and was an assistant coach when the Bruins won NCAA crowns in 1998 and 2000. Speraw was 199-106 at UCI, where he catapulted the Anteaters to national prominence and guided them to the NCAA Final Four four times in the last seven seasons.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | June 5, 2012
The rumors that had circled him for a decade, formed more ominous clouds in the last 12 months and became tangible clues Monday night, were substantiated Tuesday, when UCLA announced it had hired John Speraw away from the UC Irvine men's volleyball program. For Speraw, a return to his roots meant tearing asunder a decade worth of foundation for what had become the nation's leading program, with three NCAA titles in the last six seasons. But ultimately, despite continually touting Orange County as his version of volleyball heaven, home was, and now becomes again, Westwood, where he played and coached under the legendary Al Scates.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | May 2, 2012
UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw addressed the media Wednesday at USC's Galen Center, in preparation for the Anteaters' semifinal match against Penn State in the NCAA Championship on Thursday at 6 p.m. Inevitably, he was asked about his future and a potential move to UCLA to replace Al Scates, who retired after 50 seasons with the Bruins. And while Speraw said he has been and would continue to concentrate solely on his team's attempt to win its third NCAA title in six years, he did say there would be no dramatic announcement this weekend about staying or leaving, whether the No. 1-seeded 'Eaters add to their 2007 and 2009 national championships or not. "I won't even know [because]
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2012
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team shook its late-season slump to handle visiting UCLA in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at the Bren Events Center. The win ended the season for the No. 5-ranked and No. 5-seeded Bruins, whose coach, Al Scates, retires after 50 seasons and 19 NCAA titles. The win also propels the No. 2-ranked and No. 4-seeded Anteaters (22-5) into the conference tournament semifinals against No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded USC on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at USC's Galen Center.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 2, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The UC Irvine men’s volleyball program has yet to raise its 2007 national championship banner, so it is fitting, perhaps, that much of the talk about this season’s Anteaters involves upside. Four All-Americans have moved on from the 2007 NCAA title team, leaving four freshmen to start in their place this season. And while things have been encouraging lately, the lack of experience showed down the stretch of the final three games against host UCLA Friday at Pauley Pavilion.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 10, 2007
For a couple of minutes, Newport Harbor High’s Kyle Caldwell put aside his homework Tuesday evening and thought about his volleyball future. Awesome is the first word that came to the 6-foot-8 senior’s mind after verbally committing to UCLA, not only because of the storied men’s volleyball program, 19 NCAA championships, but because Caldwell might get a chance to start alongside three former Newport Harbor players next year. Caldwell, a Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection and third-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I honoree, said he chose the Bruins over USC, UC Santa Barbara, Southern Methodist University and defending NCAA champion UC Irvine because of the Sailors’ presence in Westwood and the school’s academics.
NEWS
January 21, 2003
On the wall in John Speraw's office there's a picture of Speraw sitting between two UCLA coaching legends. Speraw, the first-year UC Irvine men's volleyball coach who has helped revitalize the Anteaters, has former basketball coach John Wooden to his right and current volleyball head man Al Scates to his left. That's 28 national championships (Scates with 18 and Wooden with 10) and ultimate examples of leadership, success and love for the game. If a picture says a thousand words, we'll see what Speraw's picture has to say 10, 20 years from now. On July 9, Speraw began his quest of emulating the great ones.
NEWS
January 13, 2003
The UC Irvine men's volleyball team upset UCLA, 21-30, 30-26, 30-18, 36-38, 17-15, Saturday night to capture the UC Santa Barbara/Elephant Bar Tournament title. The Anteaters, seeded No. 7, had a match point at 29-28 in the fourth game, but watched the top-seeded Bruins come back to force a decisive fifth game. UCI was led by 6-foot-6 junior middle blocker Jimmy Pelzel, who pounded a career-high 25 kills. Kyle Weichert, a 6-7 junior middle blocker, added 16 kills for the winners, who also received 13 kills apiece from 6-3 senior outside hitter Monte Tucker and 6-5 junior outside hitter Spencer Bemus.
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