Russell Holmes

Volleyball

Name: Russell Holmes
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-8 (205cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95kg)
DOB: 7/1/1982
Birthplace: Anaheim, Calif.
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
High School: Fountain Valley
College: BYU ('08, sociology)
Olympic Experience
  • The United States' leading blocker on the 2012 Olympic Team
Other Career Highlights
  • Started all 21 sets of the 2012 Olympic Games and led the team in blocks (.81 per set) and was second among all Olympic players. The U.S. finished fifth.
  • Was a member of the team that won the 2015 FIVB World Cup and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Two-time AVCA All-American (first team in 2008)
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  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • Helped team win gold and qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games at the 2012 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
  • Helped U.S. Men win the 2014 FIVB World League
  • Won the 2015 Polish league title with his club team Asseco Resovia Rzeszow
  • Has also competed professionally in Austria and Brazil
  • Two-time all-MPSF at BYU
  • Won a gold medal at 2001 U.S. Junior National Championsh8ps with Long Beach and was named an all-American
  • Played at Fountain Valley High School
  • Parents are Mark and Tamara (Tami) Holmes
  • Has a younger brother, Dane, and an older sister, Leah
  • Married to Krystal Holmes (2014)
  • Has two daughters: Sadie Rae (June 2007 from a previous marriage) and Shea Golden (2015)
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to London, England
  • Started playing volleyball as a junior at Fountain Valley High School with friends. He also played soccer
  • Is an Eagle Scout
Personal: Parents are Mark and Tamara (Tami) Holmes...Has a younger brother, Dane, and an older sister, Leah...Married to Krystal Holmes (2014)...Has two daughters: Sadie Rae (June 2007 from a previous marriage) and Shea Golden (2015)...Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to London, England...Started playing volleyball as a junior at Fountain Valley High School with friends. He also played soccer...Is an Eagle Scout...Enjoys photography and playing guitar and singing...Most admired person is his father: “for his patience, love, support, integrity and hard work. He is someone I aspire to be like as a father and husband”...Happiest moments in life was witnessing the birth of his daughters
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The Quote

“My role as a father is something I pride myself on, more than my occupation, more than my hobbies or my job as a volleyball player. If I’m going to be great at anything in this life, I want to be great as a father.”

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