Name: David McKienzie
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-4 (193cm)
Weight: 210 pounds (95kg)
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Huntington Beach High School (Calif.)
College: Long Beach State
Olympic Experience
  • 2012 Olympic Games (5th place)
World Championship Experience
  • 2006 World Championship (10th)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2012: – Served as the backup opposite in 2012. Finished season with 64 points on 46 kills, 14 aces and four blocks in 65 sets (nine starting). Hitting efficiency was .468
  • 2012: Played in 13 Olympic sets as a substitute and three as a starter, finishing with 21 points on 14 kills, one block and six aces. Led the U.S. in scoring in a 3-0 victory over Tunisia with 17 points on 14 attacks, one block and two aces. Scored on three aces as a serving substitute in a 3-2 loss to Russia. Finished Games with a .500 hitting efficiency
  • 2012: Played in 37 World League sets, starting five. Finished with 26 points on 20 attacks, three blocks and three aces. Best match was May 19 against Korea when he scored 16 points on 12 attacks, three blocks and one ace
  • 2012: Played in 12 sets of the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier, starting one against Costa Rica, which was his best match with 10 points on eight kills and two aces. Finished tournament with 17 points on 12 kills and five aces. Hitting efficiency was .857 and his kill percent was 85.7.
  • 2011: – After several years of playing for overseas club teams and on the beach, David was invited to try out for the World Cup team. He made the preliminary roster, but not the traveling team.
Personal: Born David W. McKienzie in 1979 in Denver, Colo... Parents are William (deceased) and Elvira McKienzie... William played volleyball for the U.S. at the Pan American Games and introduced the sport to his children. He died of cancer in 1997... Married Lana Nodin, a Malaysian model and actress, in an extravagant wedding in 2015... The couple has a daughter... His Muslim name is Mohd Daud... Sister, Joy McKienzie Fuerbringer, was an All-American setter on Long Beach State University’s 1993 NCAA national championship team and is currently the head coach for Long Beach State's women's volleyball team... Joy is married to former beach volleyball player and current volleyball coach Matt Fuerbringer... Graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Long Beach State University... Lists his hobbies as golf, ping pong and poker... After realizing he was not going to make the 2008 Olympic team, Dave stepped away from the U.S. Men’s National Team to compete overseas and also in beach volleyball. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe, who had been Dave’s college coach, invited him back to the team to train for the FIVB World Cup at the end of 2011. Dave didn’t make that roster, but returned to the team in 2012 and was named the backup opposite to Clay Stanley for the NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifier.