List of Inductees 2001
Allan Coulter competed for Team Canada from 1979-1992, the longest competitive volleyball career on record for Canada. His thirteen-year contribution to Team Canada included been captain for four years. Al holds the world record for the most international matches played by a national volleyball athlete. Al estimated his unofficial match tally to be over 735, a feat doubtful to be matched by any other volleyball athlete.
The only volleyball athlete to have been inducted into the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame, Al’s volleyball résumé is lengthy:
- Member of Team Canada 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
- Competed in two World Championships: Argentina 1982 / Brazil 1990
- Competed in two Pan American Games: Caracas 1983 / Indianapolis 1987
- Competed in three World University Games: Romania 1981 / Edmonton 1983 / Kobe 1985
- Competed in seven NORCECA Championships
- Won six Canadian National Volleyball Championships and one US Open National Championship
- Won the 1998 World Masters Volleyball Championships for both Indoor and Outdoor volleyball
- Member of the Canadian National Masters Team
Al was one of the smallest middle blockers in the world, with an unconventional and extremely quick arm swing which decreased the efficiency of this rival middle blockers, allowing him to be a successful attacker despite standing just over 6ft 3”, a height considered short for his position.