Name: John Hyden
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball, Volleyball
Height: 6-5
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
College: San Diego State, '95
Olympic Experience
  • 2000 (indoor)
  • 1996 (indoor)
Other Career Highlights
  • The two-time Olympian was a member of the United States National Indoor Team from 1995-2000, where he was slotted as an outside hitter
  • Voted MVP of the 1996 Olympic Indoor Team
  • Claimed his first World Tour gold medal in 2014 at the FIVB Berlin smart Grand Slam; has five FIVB podium finishes, all with Tri Bourne
  • Finished fifth at the 2015 Beach World Championships with Tri Bourne. Duo was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the No. 1 seeded Netherlands
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  • In 2017, partnered with Ryan Doherty; duo had a best finish of silver in Poland. On the domestic AVP Tour, Hyden/Doherty had one first-place and second-place finish
  • Finished 2016 Olympic qualification third among U.S. men's teams, with Tri Bourne, tied for 15th in the Olympic qualification standings
  • In 2016, won bronze three times and silver with Tri Bourne on the World Tour; duo won bronze at the World Tour Finals
  • Earned bronze at the 2016 FIVB Qatar Open with Bourne, their first medal since winning gold in Berlin in 2014
  • From 2013-2016, played the AVP Tour with Tri Bourne; duo won the 2015 AVP Championship and three gold, six silver, seven bronze together in that time frame
  • With partner Sean Scott, from 2009-12 duo won five AVP events; across all Tours, Scott is his most successful partnership, yielding 19 gold, nine silver and seven bronze in 44 tournaments
  • Has played on the FIVB World Tour since consistently since 2013 and the domestic AVP Tour since 2001
  • Made his beach professional debut in 2001 with former indoor Olympic teammate Dan Landry
  • Became the second-oldest player (41 years, eight months and 29 days) to ever win an AVP event after winning the 2014 AVP Milwaukee Open with partner Tri Bourne
  • In 2011, Hyden and partner Sean Scott became the first men’s champions of the newly formed National Volleyball League, after winning the Baltimore Preakness
  • Hyden has paired up with six former teammates from his two indoor Olympic squads in his career, out of his 13 partners
  • Played professionally indoor in Italy, Brazil and Saudi Arabia
  • In 1995, member of indoor squads at World University Games, NORCECA Zone Championship and World Cup where the team finished fourth
  • Hyden had an NCAA-record 56 kills in one match with San Diego State
  • The former Aztec was named MVP all four seasons with SDSU, while leading the nation in kills per game in 1994-1995
  • Is a two-time All-American at SDSU
Personal: Married actress and producer Robyn Dale San Filippo in June 2001, the couple has one daughter...All of Hyden's victories have come when he has partnered with players who grew up in Hawaii (Mike Lambert, Sean Scott, Tri Bourne)...In June 2014 Hyden and Tri Bourne won the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam, with Hyden becoming the oldest player to win at 41 years, 8 months, 15 days...Hyden's 2014 Berlin win also marked the largest age differential of winning partners as Tri Bourne was 25 years, 0 months and 2 days old