Russell Holmes

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Name: Russel Holmes
Birth Year: 1982
Height: 6-8 (205cm)
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Birthplace: Anaheim, Calif.
College: BYU ('08, sociology)
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MOST NOTABLE

  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th
  • 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup, Japan, gold; qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, bronze
  • 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League, Florence, Italy, gold
  • 2012 FIVB Volleyball World League, Sofia, Bulgaria, silver
  • Led 2012 Olympic team in blocks (.81 per set) and was second among all Olympic players
  • 2008 First Team AVCA All-American 
  • Russell Holmes

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Helped team win gold and qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games at the 2012 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament
  • 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 Championships with Long Beach and was named an all-American

Personal

Son of Mark and Tami Holmes... Has a younger brother, Dane, and an older sister, Leah... Married to Krystal Holmes... Has two daughters: Sadie Rae (born in June of 2007) and Shea Golden (2015)... Served a mission for the Church of Latter-day Saints to London, England... Started playing volleyball as a junior at Fountain Valley High School with friends.... Also played high school soccer... Was an Eagle Scout in his youth.

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