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Russell Holmes


Russell Holmes
  • 2012

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Birth Year: 1982
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-8 (205cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95kg)
College: BYU ('08, sociology)
Joined Team: 2009


  • 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.Russell Holmes
  • 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)


  • 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 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
  • Holmes has two daughters: Sadie Rae (June 2007) 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

Last updated October 2015

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