Mike Dodd, one of the legends of the beach volleyball game in the 1980s and '90s, begins his first season as the Bruins' volunteer assistant coach.
Dodd and partner Tim Hovland formed one of the most successful pairs on the AVP Tour for more than a decade, winning 53 tournaments together. Dodd won more than $1.7 million in a career that included 75 overall victories.
In 1996, Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the Olympic silver medal in the inaugural beach volleyball competition in Atlanta. For the last two Olympiads, Dodd has served as a broadcaster for NBC, calling both indoor and beach competitions.
Prior to his beach volleyball career, Dodd played for the U.S. National Team (1981-82 and 1985) and in the Italian Professional A-1 League (1982-84 and 1986).
For the past 20 years, Mike has been married to former UCLA volleyball All-American Patty (Orozco) Dodd and they live in the South Bay with their daughters Dalas (13) and Dominique (9).