Rich Duwelius

Richard Lloyd "Rich" Duwelius (born November 23, 1954 in Benton, Kentucky) is a former volleyball player from the United States, who was a member of the American Men's National Team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Rich Duwelius
Personal information
BornRichard Lloyd Duwelius
November 23, 1954 (1954-11-23) (age 65)
Benton, Kentucky, U.S.
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight196 lb (89 kg)


Duwelius began playing volleyball at Ohio State University during the 1970s. After graduation from Ohio State, he started working out with the men's national team, whose training facility was in Ohio. He stayed through the 1984 Olympics, winning a gold medal. He retired from the national team after the Olympics and help coach at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut and the Coast Guard Academy, which is in New London as well.[1] Duwelius is now the head coach of the Ledyard High School girls' volleyball team, in Ledyard, Connecticut.[2]

Summer OlympicsEdit

The competition was held in the Long Beach Arena, in California from July 29 to August 11, 1984. The United States won in three sets, 15-6, 15-6, 15-7. The medal winners were:

U.S. men's rosterEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Marc Allard (September 16, 2012). "Marc Allard: Colonels learn from gold medalist". The Norwich Bulletin.
  2. ^ "Duwelius named volleyball coach at Ledyard". The Day Connecticut. May 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "1984 Olympics U.S. Roster". Team USA. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.

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