Nikolay Karpol

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Nikolay Karpol
Personal information
Full name Nikolay Vasiliyevich Karpol
Nickname The Howling Bear
Born (1938-05-01) May 1, 1938 (age 84)
Brzeżnica, Poland
(now Bereznitsa, Belarus)
Hometown Russia
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
Years Teams
1969-present VC Uralochka-NTMK Yekaterinburg
Last updated: December 2015

Nikolay Vasiliyevich Karpol (Russian: Николай Васильевич Карполь) (1 May 1938, Bereznitsa village, former Polesie Voivodeship Republic of Poland, women's volleyball coach.

Olympics games (as coach): 1980 и 1988 – gold, 1992, 2000, 2004 – silver

World Championships: 1990 – gold, 1994, 1998 и 2002 – bronze

Championships of Europe: 1977 (coach), 1979, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001 – gold

World Champions Cup: 1997 – gold, 2001 – silver, 1993 – bronze

Grand-prix: 1997, 1999, 2002 – gold, 1998, 2000, 2003 – silver, 1993, 1996 и 2001 – bronze

Winner of the European Championese League (Champions Cup): 1981–1983,1987,1989,1990,1994, 1995

Karpol is famous for yelling at his players all throughout matches. According to his own statements he never insults players but only gives technical advice. Furthermore he says nobody ever left a hall because of his yelling but many people have left halls because of bad matches.

For lifetime dedication and great career, he was inducted in 2009 to the Volleyball Hall of Fame.[1]

Croatian journalist and publicist Tomislav Birtic published a book Karpol: Lunatics - That's What I Need.[2]

Honours and awards

References

  1. Volleyball Hall of Fame. "Volleyball Hall of Fame Honorees". Retrieved 2010-03-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. tombirtic. "Karpol: Lunatics – That's What I Need". Retrieved 2011-04-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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