Summarized by Janus Wilkinson
LDS Volleyball Olympian Prepares
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- This article is a rather lengthy
article about Ryan Millar, the youngest member of the US Olympic
Volleyball Team. Ryan, showed up at the Olympic Training Center in
Colorado Springs last year with a list of impressive accomplishments
which have helped him to bring enthusiasm and, more important,
ability as the U.S. moved up several spots in the world rankings in
a matter of months.
U.S. Coach Doug Beal knew Millar was a player with strong blocking
skills, but admitted he underestimated Millar's offensive ability. He was
genuinely surprised to discover Millar's ability to pound the ball to any
spot on the court.
Although Millar is 6-foot-7, that is considered a bit undersized for a
middle blocker in today's international game. However, Millar's speed is
Millar, who is Mormon, will continue working on his degree in physical
education. Millar's dream is to be head coach for the BYU Cougars.
Sign of the Times
Los Angeles Times 30Aug00 S2
By Mike Bresnahan: Times Staff Writer
Billboard Tells Millar He's Only Days From Playing in Olympics