|Born||February 21, 1939|
|Died||December 26, 2005(aged 66)|
Vyacheslav Platonov began his volleyball career playing for the Russian club teams until 1967. He coached several clubs, notably Automobilist Leningrad, and achieved major success as a coach of the Russia men's national volleyball team.
Platonov was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002.
His major achievements as a volleyball coach:
- 1980 Olympic Games Champion
- 1996 Olympic Games fourth place
- 1978 and 1982 World Champion
- 1990 World Championship bronze
- 1977, 1981 and 1991 World Cup Winner
- 1985 World Cup runner-up
- 1996 and 1997 World League third place
- 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1991 European Champion
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