Three-Time Olympian Joins Coaching Staff
EUGENE, Ore. – Three-time Olympian and two-time silver medalist Tayyiba Haneef-Park is the newest member of Oregon Volleyball as the program's assistant coach, as announced Monday by head coach Matt Ulmer.
Haneef-Park was a member of the U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games and won silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London, respectively. She also helped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix to go along with a pair of bronze Grand Prix finishes in 2003 and 2004.
"I couldn't be more excited to welcome Tayyiba, Anthony, AJ and Tayani to the Duck Famiily," Ulmer said. "I feel incredibly fortunate that one of the greatest players in our country's history is wanting to share her experience with our program.
"Tayyiba has a passion for mentoring student-athletes through their journey in sport and life, and there is no doubt that our team will benefit from her character and leadership."
Most recently, Haneef-Park served as director of sport for the Athletes Unlimited Professional League and as a head coach in the league during the 2021 season. That same year, she was an assistant coach for the USA Volleyball Women's Collegiate National Team with additional duties as head coach of the U17/18 Girls USA National Team Development program.
In 2019, Haneef-Park was head coach of Team USA at the NORCECA Continental Championships and an assistant coach at the Pan American Cup.
Haneef-Park has previous experience within the Pac-12 as an assistant coach for the beach volleyball team at the University of Arizona (2014-16). She has also served as the head coach at Laguna Hills High School where she was a three-sport standout during her prep career.
During her playing career with the U.S. Women's National Team, Haneef-Park also helped the United States to a silver medal at the 2002 World Championships and three podium finishes—2003: bronze, 2007: bronze, 2011: silver—at the FIVB World Cup.
Haneef-Park was a 2001 AVCA First-Team All-American for Long Beach State after guiding the team to a 33-1 record and national runner-up finish. That season, she hit .406 while averaging 5.03 kills per set. In 1998, Haneef-Park was a redshirt freshman on the LBSU team that posted a perfect 36-0 record with an NCAA Championships title.
During her collegiate career, she was also a three-time All-American high jumper for Long Beach State and competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. Haneef-Park earned a degree in speech communications (2001) and was inducted into the LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Haneef-Park comes to Eugene after spending the past four years as the director of administration for the UC Irvine women's basketball program.
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