Eric Sato

Eric Anthony Sato (born May 5, 1966 in Santa Monica, California) is a former American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men's national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He was serving (jump serve) and defensive specialist. After the Olympics he played pro beach volleyball.[1]

Eric Sato
Personal information
Full nameEric Anthony Sato
BornMay 5, 1966 (1966-05-05) (age 55)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Medal record

His sister Liane also played volleyball in both the 1988 and 1992 Olympic games, capturing a bronze medal in 1992.[2]

His niece Katie plays libero for Cal State Northridge.


  1. ^ "The NCAA News -- February 15, 1999 The libero rules". 1999.
  2. ^ "Japanese American Summer Olympians". 2004.

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