DAPHNE, Ala. — A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named head coach of the United States Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team and will lead the team in the 2016 Paralympic Games.
USA Volleyball has named Greg Walker as head coach for the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team. Walker earned his Bachelor of Sports Science in sports coaching cum laude from the Academy in 2012.
Sitting volleyball is a variation of the original game but designed for disabled athletes. The sport is governed by the same rules as the able-bodied game with a few modifications. Players must maintain seated contact with the floor, the net is just over 3 feet high, and the court is approximately 33 feet by 20 feet. World ParaVolley is the international sport federation and USA Volleyball is the national governing body. Men’s and women’s versions of the sport are played in the Paralympic Games.