Kerry Klostermann, Ph.D., has spent more than three decades in service to USA Volleyball, first having performed as the national team program director for the team center in San Diego, then became a senior director at the national office, executive director of USAV, and is currently serving as secretary general.
Klostermann has a long tenure serving USA Volleyball, leading to selection for the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball award in 2005, followed by the Rebecca Howard Star Award in 2007 and Harry E. Wilson Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
Pursuing graduate work at the University of Western Ontario, where he subsequently earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology, Klostermann was a member of the Canadian National Men’s Volleyball Team from 1974 through 1976 and competed in the Montreal Olympic Games.
During his tenure in Canada, Klostermann was an assistant coach for the junior men’s team at the FIVB World Championship in Brazil and coached the Canadian Women’s National Team at the Toronto Training Center.
In 1977, Klostermann accepted an offer to become Doug Beal’s assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team program and relocated to Dayton, Ohio, in early 1978. During his time with the men’s team, he had the privilege to travel to Beijing, China, in one of the earliest sport exchanges between the two countries after President Nixon normalized relations. Klostermann was also was the head coach of the 1979 U.S. Men’s World University Games Team.
Over the next 31 years, Klostermann served as the national team program director for the team center in San Diego from 1981 through 1988, was a senior director in the Colorado Springs office from 1989 through 1996, served as executive director of USA Volleyball from 1997 to 2002, and is currently serving in the capacity of secretary general.
During his time with USA Volleyball, Klostermann has represented the Association at six FIVB World Congresses, was the point person for producing the 1996 World Congress in Atlanta and the 2012 World Congress in Anaheim, served as the team leader for the 1996 USA Olympic Beach Volleyball Teams, and represented the United States as a member of the FIVB’s World League and World Beach Councils.
Klostermann married his wife, Joyce, in San Diego in 1982, and they are the proud parents of three grown sons: Andrew, David and Erik. Klostermann started a boys’ Junior Volleyball team in his hometown of Monument, Colo., so that his sons could experience the value of the sport… and all three had the opportunity to play at the USA Boys’ Junior National Championships.