Bill Neville

Bill Neville is one of USA Volleyball’s most storied coaches and is a founder of USA Volleyball’s Coaching Accreditation Program.

Neville has been coaching volleyball since 1967 when he lead the U.S. All-Army Volleyball Team. In 1968 he served as an assistant coach for the USA Men’s National Team at the Olympics in Mexico City. In 1972 Neville became the first-ever full-time volleyball coach, serving as the head coach of the Canadian Men’s National Team. 


When he coached the Canadian team in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal he was the youngest ever person to serve as an Olympic head coach in any sport.

Neville returned to the USA Men’s National team as an assistant coach in 1981. In 1984 he coached in his 3rd Olympic Games; helping lead the US Men to their first ever gold medal. Neville helped to develop legendary USA men’s players including Karch Kiraly, Steve Timmons, Dusty Dvorak, Aldis Berzins and many others.

Neville has also coached for many years at the collegiate and club levels. He is the author of “Coaching Volleyball Effectively” which he wrote during his time as a technical director with the USVBA in 1987-88.