UCLA Bruins men's volleyball

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UCLA Bruins men's volleyball
Head coachJohn Speraw (10th season)
LocationLos Angeles, California
Home arenaPauley Pavilion, John Wooden Center (capacity: 12,829, 1,808)
ColorsBlue and gold[1]
AIAW/NCAA Tournament champion
1970–72, 1974–76, 1979, 1981-84, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995–96, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2023

The UCLA men's volleyball program began its first year in 1953. Al Scates had been the head coach each year since 1963 until his retirement after the 2012 season. John Speraw took over as head coach after Scates retirement, and has led the team since then. As a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation(MPSF), the Bruins play most of their home matches in Pauley Pavilion. When Pauley is not available, they play in the Wooden Center.

Scates had more wins than any other NCAA Division I men's volleyball coach, with a record (since 1970, since no records were kept from 1953 to 1969) of 1,239–290.

NCAA Championships[edit]

The Bruins have won 20 NCAA championships, the last one on May 6, 2023. The championship ended a 17-year NCAA Championship drought, which had been the longest in program history.[2]

MPSF Championships[edit]

  • 2022 regular season champions
  • 2023 regular season and tournament champions

Season-by-season results[edit]

Year Overall
2020 10–9 2–3 5th
2021 15–6 15–6 2nd
2022 22–5 11–1 1st NCAA Tournament, Semifinals
2023 31-2 12-0 1st NCAA Champions
Total 78–22 40–10
Updated through May 6, 2023


Former players who have gone to the Olympic Games to play or coach.[3]

Note: Team won gold medal in bold, team won bronze medal (*)


MPSF Championship Tournament[edit]

Year Round Opponent Result
2022 Semifinals Stanford L 2–3[4]
2023 Semifinals
Grand Canyon
W 3–0
W 3–0

NCAA National Championship[edit]

Year Round Opponent Result
2022 Opening Round
Long Beach State
W 3–1
L 2–3
2023 Semifinals
Long Beach State
W 3–0
W 3–1

Awards and honors[edit]

  • April 18, 2023 – Andrew Rowan named 2023 MPSF Freshman of the Year
  • April 25, 2023 – Head coach John Speraw Named MPSF Men's Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • May 6, 2023 – Ido David, Troy Gooch, and Alex Knight (MOP) were named to the NCAA Championship All-tournament team

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Style Guide // UCLA Athletics for Print and Digital Applications" (PDF). UCLA Nike Jordan Style Guide. July 7, 2021. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ Bolch, Ben (May 7, 2023). "UCLA defeats Hawaii for its 20th NCAA men's volleyball title and first since 2006". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 May 2023.
  3. ^ "2022 UCLA Men's Volleyball Information Guide".
  4. ^ "Three seed Pepperdine Takes on Five seed Stanford for MPSF Title". MPSF. April 21, 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2023.

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