Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

USAV Hires Tama Miyashiro as Full-Time Assistant for the WNT

Tama Miyashiro

USA Volleyball is proud to announce the hiring of Tama Miyashiro as a full-time assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team. With her impressive background as an Olympic silver medalist and her experience as a seasonal assistant coach since 2017, Miyashiro brings a wealth of expertise to the team. Her contributions were instrumental in securing the team’s historic Olympic gold medal win in Tokyo.

Miyashiro attributes her decision to continue with the U.S. Women’s National Team to the exceptional players and staff she works with. The program’s unique and supportive environment, accompanied by the constant learning and challenges, has made her desire to stay a part of it.

“Tama is a fantastic coach with incredibly high character,” praised U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly. “Her selflessness as both a player and a coach is unparalleled. She has been instrumental in the training and development of our passers, which was evident in our outstanding passing performance in Tokyo.”

Having joined the U.S. Women’s Team as a libero in 2010 after an outstanding career at the University of Washington, Miyashiro not only earned an Olympic silver medal but also contributed to the team’s victories in three FIVB World Grand Prix events.

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Justine Wong-Orantes, U.S. libero, expressed her gratitude for Miyashiro’s significant impact on her professional development. Wong-Orantes believes that Miyashiro’s representation of the program is exemplary and is thrilled that she will now be a full-time member of the USA Volleyball coaching staff.

Miyashiro’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Luka Slabe, who has taken on the role of full-time head coach for the NC State women’s volleyball team.

FAQs

Q: What is Tama Miyashiro’s role in the U.S. Women’s National Team?

A: Tama Miyashiro has been hired as a full-time assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team, bringing her extensive experience and expertise to the team.

Q: What were Tama Miyashiro’s contributions to the team’s success in the Tokyo Olympics?

A: Miyashiro played a crucial role in the team’s historic Olympic gold medal win in Tokyo. Her expertise in training and developing passers greatly contributed to the team’s exceptional passing performance.

Q: What other achievements does Tama Miyashiro have in her career?

A: In addition to her Olympic silver medal, Miyashiro has also been part of the U.S. Women’s Team’s victories in three FIVB World Grand Prix events.

Q: Who will be taking over Tama Miyashiro’s previous role as a seasonal assistant coach?

A: Luka Slabe has been appointed as the full-time head coach of the NC State women’s volleyball team, filling the vacancy left by Miyashiro.

Conclusion

The addition of Tama Miyashiro as a full-time assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team is an exciting development. With her exceptional skills, experience, and commitment, Miyashiro will undoubtedly continue to contribute to the team’s success. Her appointment reflects the program’s dedication to fostering a supportive and empowering environment for its players and staff. Stay tuned for more updates on the achievements and progress of the U.S. Women’s National Team under Miyashiro’s guidance.

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