Rogers named to USA Volleyball board of directors

Todd Rogers has been named to the beach volleyball Board of Directors for USA Volleyball.

Rogers joins the board with Lori Okimura of Hawaii and Steve Bishop of Florida. They’ll meet Monday at the USAV national office in Colorado Springs.

Rogers replaces Sean Scott as the beach volleyball male athlete director. Bishop replaces Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer as the elite beach volleyball development director. Both Rogers and Bishop will serve four-year terms through June 30, 2016. Okimura, who fills the vacant beach volleyball at-large director position, will serve through June 30, 2015.

“On behalf of USA Volleyball, we warmly welcome Lori, Todd and Steve to the Board of Directors,” USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chairman Adam Rymer said. “We are fortunate to have access to the vast experience that each brings with them and I personally look forward to working closely together over the coming years.”

Rogers captured the 2008 Olympic Games beach volleyball gold medal with partner Phil Dalhausser, followed by a ninth-place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games. Rogers has earned just over $2 million in beach volleyball prize money internationally and domestically. He has won 24 international titles as part of 78 overall titles, along with 139 total podium finishes. In 2007, Rogers and Dalhausser became the first U.S. pair to win the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship. He represented fellow international volleyball players as the FIVB male athlete representative from 2010 to 2012.

“I am honored to have been voted on to the USAV BOD by my fellow players,” Rogers said. “I will do my best to serve all the respective constituencies throughout the sport in the same manner I have trained on the court.”

Rogers was part of the FIVB Team of the Year for 2010 with Dalhausser, along with being the FIVB Tour Champion that year in which they won nine FIVB events and medaled in 11 of 12 events. He was awarded the FIVB Best Defensive Player award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 after earning the FIVB Best Setter award in 2005. Rogers was chosen the FIVB Most Inspirational in 2008.

Domestically, his career started with the AVP Rookie of the Year award in 1997 and he went on to win the AVP Most Valuable Player award in 2006. Rogers won the AVP Best Defensive Player Award four straight years from 2004 to 2007, followed by the Best Defender award in 2008. He teamed with Dalhausser to earn the AVP Team of the Year and Crocs Cup Champion honors from 2007 to 2009.

Rogers served as an assistant men’s volleyball coach at his alma mater, UC Santa Barbara, from 2000 to 2005. He was a two-time AVCA All-American at UCSB in 1995 and 1996.

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