Doug Beal, a 1989 inductee to the Volleyball Hall of Fame, guided the USA men's volleyball team to the "Triple Crown" of volleyball in the 1980s. The U.S. Team won the Olympic gold medal in 1984 and the World Cup and World Championship gold medals in 1985. Beal received the AVCA Founder's Award and was the first recipient of USA Volleyball's All-Time Great Coach of the Year in 1995. Besides being a coach, he played for Ohio State and the U.S. National Team in 1970-76. Beal was an All-American and the conference most valuable player in 1969 and was named the National Team MVP in 1975.