Reid Priddy

Volleyball

Name: Reid Priddy
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-4 (196cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89kg)
DOB: 10/1/1977
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Mountain Pointe HS (Arizona)
College: Loyola Marymount ('00, communication)
Olympic Experience
  • Starter on the 2004 (4th), '08 (1st) and '12 (5th) Olympic Teams.
  • A substitute on the 2016 Olympic Team (3rd)
World Championship Experience
  • Played on the 2006 (6th) and 2010 (10th) World Championship teams.
Other Career Highlights
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and finished fourth among all scorers and second among U.S. scorers with 112 points on 93 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces
  • Helped the U.S. Men win bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games with an important performance off the bench in the bronze medal match
  • Won a gold medal at the 2008 FIVB World League. Took silver in 2012 and bronze in 2007
  • Was named to the all-star team as the U.S. Men won the 2013 NORCECA Championship
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  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • Suffered an ACL tear during the second pool play match of the 2014 FIVB World League and is working to return to the team in 2016
  • Finished the 2012 Olympic Games with 55 points on 37 kills, 10 blocks and eight aces in 18 sets. His eight aces put him sixth among Olympic players
  • Named the USAV Male Player of the Year in 2012
  • Has played professionally in Turkey, Russia, Greece and Austria
  • Was the United States' leading scorer in 2007 with 525 points scored in 121 sets for an average of 4.34 points per set
  • Was the United States' scoring leader in the 2007 World Cup, World League and NORCECA Continental Championship
  • Led the 2006 team in overall scoring in 2006 with 416 and in overall kills with 343
  • Made his Olympic debut in Athens, Greece as the U.S. Men finished fourth overall. Priddy finished second on the team and 11th overall in total scoring with 86 points on 72 kills, 11 blocks and three service aces
  • Was one of four USA Men's Volleyball team alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
  • Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association first-team All-America honors as a senior at Loyola Marymount University
  • Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communication studies in 2000
  • Became the first All-American in LMU school history when he was named to the second-team AVCA All-American team
Personal: Full name is William Reid Priddy... Teammates sometimes call him Willy... Married Lindsay Pierce in March 2007. The couple lives in Southern California and has a son, Caden (2010) and a daughter, Scarlett (2015)... Parents are Ken and Sharon Priddy also has three sisters: Brooke, Kara and Dylan... Parents are Ken and Sharon Priddy also has three sisters: Brooke, Kara and Dylan... Enjoys wakeboarding, surfing and making videos... Started playing volleyball after his family moved from Richmond to Florida where he tried it in a summer-school PE class... When his family later moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994, he played for Mountain Pointe High School, participating in the first year of varsity volleyball in the state... Has played professionally in Greece, Russia, Turkey and Italy... Helped start an internet radio show called The NET Live devoted to volleyball... Has played beach volleyball professionally
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The Big Blurb

"He had a potential career-ending injury two years ago. It was even more unfortunate because at that point in time, before that injury happened, he was, in my mind, playing some of the best volleyball I've ever seen him play. ... To come back from that in two years and still have the drive, still have the motivation, speaks to his character and his support system." - Matt Anderson on Reid Priddy

The Quote

"At this point, it's been consuming to try and get back to the top level. That's more the focus, especially now that we're here to this summer. It seems like for the last two years it's been a progression. I needed to do all of these steps to get to here. Now that we're here, it's very exciting that there's no more 'I need to cross this threshold.' I've crossed all the thresholds." - Reid Priddy in an Associated Press story about returning to the U.S. Men's National Team after his ACL injury

Related Links
Longtime volleyball ambassador Reid Priddy goes out in style - AP
10 things you may not know about Richmond Olympian Reid Priddy - NBC12.com
Reid Priddy Makes Fourth Olympic Team - NBC Olympics
Reid Priddy Suffers Season-Ending Volleyball Knee Injury - NBC Olympics
Reid Priddy loves volleyball, but not short shorts - USA Today

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