Name: Matt Fuerbringer
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball, Volleyball
Height: 6-8
Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
High School: Estancia High School
College: Stanford, American studies
Olympic Experience
  • Coach at the 2016 Olympic Games with the men's indoor team
Other Career Highlights
  • Transitioned from an indoor career, to the beach, and back to coaching indoor; was an assistant coach for the bronze medal winning U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team at the 2016 Olympics
  • Was a four-time All-American at Stanford, a feat only two have accomplished
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  • With the Men's National Team, the program has won the 2016 Olympic bronze medal, 2015 FIVB World Cup title, and the 2014 World League title
  • Joined the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team staff as an assistant coach on April 1, 2013
  • In his AVP Tour career, Fuerbringer earned one podium finish, first-place with Nick Lucena in 2010
  • In his FIVB World Tour career that spanned 2003-12, Fuerbringer had four silver medals and two bronze; last played on the World Tour in 2012
  • Made his international debut in 2003 on the FIVB World Tour, earning a best ninth-place finish that year
  • Between 1999-2002, played on the domestic AVP Tour; with a top finish of fifth place
  • Made his beach volleyball debut in 1999
  • Played five years professionally in Europe
  • At Stanford, was named the Freshman of the Year, Outstanding Senior Athlete and a member of the 1997 NCAA Championship Team
  • One of two people to be a four-time All-American at Stanford
Personal: Nicknamed "Fuerby"...Born in Toronto, Canada...Parents are Peter and Jo Ann Fuerbringer, has a sister named Samantha Stark...Married to Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer, who helped Long Beach State to three NCAA Division I semifinal appearances between 1990 and 1994...Joy played professionally both indoor and on the beach and went on to coach for the Mizuno Volleyball Club. In 2010 she was named an assistant coach for the UCLA women’s volleyball team...Matt and Joy have one daughter and one son...Joy’s brother, David McKienzie, played on the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team...Matt speaks fluent Spanish