Bill Hamiter

Prior to joining USA Volleyball, Bill worked at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene for 19 years. He directed recreational activities including fitness programs, athletic fields & programs as well as outdoor adventures. Bill is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University where he received a BA & MA degree. He has two children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

Bill has coached volleyball for 32 years. He served as an assistant coach at Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma for 12 years. Hamiter was the head coach at Southern Nazarene for 5 years, earning 5 district championships, 2 regional championships, 2 national tournament births and 5 District 9 Coach of the Year awards. 

Hamiter has coached in the USA Volleyball National High Performance Camps for both girls and boys five times and as an assistant with the Boys' Youth National team in 2000. In 2001, Bill was hired to serve as the head coach of the USA Men's National Sitting Team. In 2003 Hamiter lead the men’s team in qualifying for the Athens Paralympic Games at the first ParaPan American Games by winning the gold medal. At the 2004 Athens Games the men’s team placed 6th, their highest finish ever. In 2009 Hamiter added head coaching duties for the USA Women’s National Sitting Team as well as High Performance Director for the Sitting Program. In 2010 Hamiter hired a head coach for the men but continued to serve as Program Director and Head Coach for the women. The women’s team had its highest finish ever at the 2010 World Championship winning a silver medal and won a silver medal at the London Paralympic Games in 2012. In 2016 at the Rio Paralympics, the women's team brought home the gold medal!

Hamiter has been involved in junior volleyball for 25 years forming clubs, coaching and providing leadership at the local, region and national level. Bill has served as the President of the Oklahoma Regional Volleyball Association since 2007 and on the Board of Directors since 1991. Hamiter served on the USA Volleyball National Junior Volleyball Board for 10 years and the National Junior Elite Development Committee for 7 years.

Hamiter also coached varsity volleyball at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City, OK for 5 years winning the state championship 3 years and runner up 2 years. Bill is a cadre member of USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program and has instructed coaches in both the standing discipline and sitting discipline of volleyball around the US and internationally.