Name: Eric Duda
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
DOB: 4/8/1981
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Nova High School
College: University of Florida
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (8th place)
  • 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens (6th place)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships (10th)
  • 2010: World Championships (10th place)
  • 2006: Sitting World Championship (9th place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2013: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Silver)
  • 2012: Intercontinental Cup
  • 2011: Parapan American Games(Silver Medal); Continental Cup
  • 2009: Parapan American Championship (Gold)
  • 2007: Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2003: Parapan American Games (Gold)
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  • Started all six matches at the 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup
  • Named 2014 "Male Sitting Player of the Year"
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  • He is the team captain
  • He was born with amniotic band syndrome, but likes to tell people that he lost his fingers while protecting his dog from an alligator
  • He currently works as the Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach at Sacred Heart University with Greg Walker, the U.S. Men's Sitting Team Head Coach
  • Eric served as a volunteer assistant coach for the volleyball team at the University of Florida while earning a bachelor's degree in sports management
  • He was the men’s volleyball team captain for the 2003 and 2004 seasons at the University of Florida
Personal: He has played eight years of classical piano, seven years of percussion and competed in archery for two years-all without fingers on his left hand...Has served as a volunteer assistant coach for the women's volleyball team at Central Oklahoma. He also coaches for Oklahoma Peak Performance and coached women's volleyball at Redlands Community College in Oklahoma.