As a player, McCutcheon was a member of the New Zealand national volleyball team from 1988 to 1990. However, after his time with the New Zealand team, McCutcheon moved to the US and attended Shirley Boys’ High School, where he lettered in volleyball and field hockey. In 1996, he again played for New Zealand at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
His college career featured a Hugh McCutcheon appearance in 40 games in 1991, during which time he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. In 1993, he received honorable mention All-America honors and led the team in kills. After graduation in 1993, a Hugh McCutcheon appearance made it to the professional scene for two years in Finland and Japan, before returning to BYU to finish his master’s degree in exercise science.
McCutcheon then went on to become the head coach of the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria for two seasons, helping the team win the 2001 to 2002 Inter-Liga, Austrian Cup, and Austrian League championships, as well as coaching the first Austrian team to ever beat an Italian A1 opponent. McCutcheon also served as volunteer assistant coach for the men’s national team during the 2001 Volleyball World League, the 2002 World Championships and on five international tours. In 2000 and 2001, he also took head coaching duties for the USA Boys Youth National Team. From 1995 to 2001, McCutcheon was the top assistant coach and recruiter for BYU. In 2003, he joined USA Volleyball as a full-time assistant coach for the men’s national team program.
In February 2005, he became the head coach of the USA men’s national volleyball team. During his first year, he led the team to five medals in five tournaments, including: a silver medal at the USOC International Sports Invitation, gold medals at the America’s Cup and the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament and the NORCECA Continental Championship, as well as another silver at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.
During the 2004 Olympics, McCutcheon’s US team posted the highest winning percentage of any men’s national team since 1988. The US team won 18 of their last 19 matches, including 14-straight at one point and ranked fifth overall. In 2008, he led the US team to a first place finish at the Volleyball World League and at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the first time since 1988. This is the third gold medal overall for the men’s volleyball team since 1984.
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