Bill Hamiter


Prior to joining USA Volleyball, Bill Hamiter 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. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University where he received both a bachelor's and master's degree. He has two children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

Hamiter 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. He was the head coach at Southern Nazarene for five years, earning five district championships, two regional championships, two national tournament births and five 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, he was hired to serve as the head coach of the USA Men's National Sitting Team. In 2003, he led 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 sixth, its 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, he 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 the team 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, regional and national level. He 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 seven years.

Hamiter also coached varsity volleyball at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City for five years, winning the state championship three years and runner up two years. He has instructed coaches in both the standing discipline and sitting discipline around the U.S. and internationally.