Albanian-born Donald Suxho competed in London as a member of the US men’s volleyball team. He has been a major force in American volleyball for more than a decade and competed on the 2004 US team in Athens. He skipped out on participating on the 2008 US gold medal team in Beijing, but was back this year and earned a starting position on the team in London.
Suxho came to the US with his family while he was in high school. He began his volleyball career at the University of Southern California and set the NCAA record for most assists in a game. In 2002, he began coaching at USC. His father is also a volleyball coach and Suxho has said he would like to one day coach alongside his father.
The US men's team reached the quarterfinals, but lost yesterday to the Italians.