Name: Reid Priddy
Position: Outside Hitter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball, Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-4 (196cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89kg)
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Calif.
High School: Mountain Pointe HS (Arizona)
College: Loyola Marymount ('00, communication)
Olympic Experience
  • 2004 Olympic Games (4th)
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Gold medal)
  • 2012 Olympic Games (5th)
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2006 Indoor World Championship (6th)
  • 2010 Indoor World Championship (10th)
Other Career Highlights
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and finished fourth among all scorers and second among U.S. scorers with 112 points on 93 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces
  • Helped the U.S. Men win bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games with an important performance off the bench in the bronze medal match
  • Won a gold medal at the 2008 FIVB World League. Took silver in 2012 and bronze in 2007
  • Won the 2019 AVP Manhattan Beach Open with Trevor Crabb
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  • Played in 11 2019 FIVB World Tour events with Theo Brunner. Best finish was 2nd at 3-star in Kuala Lumpur. Tied for 5th at 4-star in Itapema, Brazil
  • Played in five AVP tournaments in 2019 and won the Manhattan Beach Open with Trevor Crabb
  • Played in four 2018 FIVB World Tour events with Jeremy Casebeer. Best finish was tie for 17th at Huntington Beach
  • Played in three 2018 NORCECA Tour events with Troy Field. Finished second in Aguascalientes and La Paz, Mexico and third in Varadero, Cuba
  • Played in seven AVP events with Jeremy Casebeer. Finished third at Austin, Seattle, Manhattan Beach and Chicago
  • Made his international beach volleyball debut in 2017 at NORCECA La Paz, Mexico; tied for ninth with Stafford Slick
  • Suffered an ACL tear during the second pool play match of the 2014 FIVB World League and missed a year of competition
  • Was named to the all-star team as the U.S. Men won the 2013 NORCECA Championship
  • Finished the 2012 Olympic Games with 55 points on 37 kills, 10 blocks and eight aces in 18 sets. His eight aces put him sixth among Olympic players
  • Named the USAV Male Player of the Year in 2012
  • Was the United States' leading scorer in 2007 with 525 points scored in 121 sets for an average of 4.34 points per set
  • Was the United States' scoring leader in the 2007 World Cup, World League and NORCECA Continental Championship
  • Led the 2006 team in overall scoring in 2006 with 416 and in overall kills with 343
  • Made his Olympic debut in Athens, Greece as the U.S. Men finished fourth overall. Priddy finished second on the team and 11th overall in total scoring with 86 points on 72 kills, 11 blocks and three service aces
  • Was one of four USA Men's Volleyball team alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
  • Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association first-team All-America honors as a senior at Loyola Marymount University
  • Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communication studies in 2000
  • Became the first All-American in LMU school history when he was named to the second-team AVCA All-American team
Personal: Full name is William Reid Priddy... Teammates sometimes call him Willy... Married Lindsay Pierce in March 2007. The couple lives in Southern California and has a son, Caden (2010) and a daughter, Scarlett (2015)... Parents are Ken and Sharon Priddy. Reid also has three sisters: Brooke, Kara and Dylan... Enjoys wakeboarding, surfing and making videos... Started playing volleyball after his family moved from Richmond to Florida where he tried it in a summer-school PE class... When his family later moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994, he played for Mountain Pointe High School, participating in the first year of varsity volleyball in the state... Has played professionally indoors in Greece, Russia, Turkey and Italy... Now offers the Max Potential Mindset Course at Helped start an internet radio show called The NET Live devoted to volleyball

The Big Blurb

"He had a potential career-ending injury two years ago. It was even more unfortunate because at that point in time, before that injury happened, he was, in my mind, playing some of the best volleyball I've ever seen him play. ... To come back from that in two years and still have the drive, still have the motivation, speaks to his character and his support system." - Matt Anderson on Reid Priddy

The Quote

"At this point, it's been consuming to try and get back to the top level. That's more the focus, especially now that we're here to this summer. It seems like for the last two years it's been a progression. I needed to do all of these steps to get to here. Now that we're here, it's very exciting that there's no more 'I need to cross this threshold.' I've crossed all the thresholds." - Reid Priddy in an Associated Press story about returning to the U.S. Men's National Team after his ACL injury

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Reid Priddy loves volleyball, but not short shorts - USA Today