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John Hyden:
 
John Hyden
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date October 7, 1972 (44 years old)
Home Town San Diego, CA
Resides Sherman Oaks, CA
Height 6'5"
College San Diego State
Web Site www.JohnHyden.com
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (26 times) $751,930
   AVP 1st (12 times) $620,430
   AVP CUERVO 2nd $0
   AVP HWN* 1st $20,750
   BVA 4th $1,375
   NVL 1st $6,250
   P&R 1st $5,000
   Pro Beach 1st (7 times) $56,250
   Wide Open 1st (5 times) $34,375
   Bonus Money   $7,500
International 1st $235,833
   FIVB 1st $235,833
NORCECA 2nd (2 times) $1,950
   NORCECA 2nd (2 times) $1,950
Continental Cup $625
   Cont Cup 5th $625
Overall 1st (27 times) $990,338
 
Bio Bits


Hyden has played alongside six former teammates from his two indoor Olympic teams in his career, out of his 13 partners.
All of Hyden's victories have come when he has partnered with players who grew up in Hawaii (Mike Lambert, Sean Scott, Tri Bourne).
Hyden has been in at least one AVP championship match each season from 2004 to 2015, the longest active streak on Tour.
Hyden's 2011 win in Hermosa Beach, his first in California, happened in his 46th tournament in the state of California.
In June 2014 Hyden and Tri Bourne won the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam, with Hyden becoming the oldest player to win at 41 years, 8 months, 15 days.
Hyden's 2014 Berlin win also marked the largest age differential of winning partners as Tri Bourne was 25 years, 0 months and 2 days old.
When Hyden won his first FIVB gold medal in Berlin in 2014, he also set other FIVB records. As the 27th-seeded team, it marked the lowest combined seeds in a final as they defeated the 24th seeds.
Hyden's FIVB gold medal in Berlin in 2014 marked the first time in FIVB history that all three podium teams came from the qualifier, and was the first all-USA men's title match since 2012.


2015:
Hyden and Bourne played in four AVP events, advancing to the semifinals each time. The duo placed third then second before winning the last two events. Hyden ended the year sixth in hitting percentage (.450) and sixth in digs per set (4.84). Hyden and Bourne competed in nine FIVB events together, with a best of fifth three times.
2014:
Hyden and Bourne were the second-ranked team on the AVP Tour after getting one win, one second and four thirds in their seven events. Hyden was eighth in digs (4.77 per game) and 10th in both hitting percentage (.394) and aces (.55 per game). On the FIVB Tour, the duo had a paid of ninths in their first four events after having to play in the qualifier three times. In their fifth tournament, the Berlin Grand Slam, they won all eight matches (losing just one set) and claimed the first gold medal for either player. For the season, Hyden and Bourne played 11 FIVB events, and in addition to the win also had three fifths despite having to advance from the qualifier six times.
2013:
Hyden formed a partnership with Nick Lucena on the FIVB Tour. They placed 33rd in the World Championships and in their last outing together had their season best of 17th in Long Beach. On the AVP Tour Hyden began playing with Tri Bourne. In seven events the duo advanced to four semifinals, including second-place finishes in the last two tournaments. They ended the year tied as the second-ranked team on the AVP. Hyden was third in both digs per game (5.00) and hitting percentage (.465). Hyden and Bourne also played in three NORCECA events, with a pair of seconds.
2012: Hyden and Scott won six times in eight domestic events across two different tours. Hyden also played one tournament with Everett Matthews, finishing ninth.
2011: Hyden and Scott were the team to beat domestically, winning eight of the 11 domestic tournaments the duo played in on four different tours. Internationally they played twice on the FIVB Tour, with a best of 17th.
2010: Hyden and Scott advanced to the semifinals in six of the seven events, with four second-place finishes. They ended the year as the second-ranked team on the AVP Tour. The duo also won a tournament in Cincinnati.
2009: Began a new partnership with Sean Scott, finishing fifth in the season opener before advancing to seven straight semifinals. The duo won back-to-back events in Atlanta and Ocean City and won 16 consecutive matches before losing in the finals in Brooklyn. The Atlanta victory marked the third straight year Hyden won a title, but the first in a team competition since 2005. Hyden and Scott earned the top seed in Manhattan Beach, ending a streak of 24 straight AVP team events that Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers were seeded first. Hyden and Scott won in Chicago, snapping a 34-match winning streak by Dalhausser and Rogers. Hyden ended the season ranked second in digs per game (5.26) and fifth in hitting percentage (.441).
2008: With Keenan, advanced to eight semifinals, including three championship matches, losing to top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers in all three finals. In the season-ending individual event, Hyden did not lose a single match en route to claiming the title, pairing with Dalhausser in the finals. He completed the season with an individual ranking of fifth. Hyden was third in hitting percentage (.458).
2007: Played the first two events with George Roumain, then formed a partnership with Brad Keenan, advancing to the semifinals in their first outing. The duo played in six Final Fours, including the championship match in Chicago. In the individual event, Hyden advanced to the finals and after choosing Lambert as his partner, claimed his second career title. He ended the year ranked seventh in season points. He was fifth in hitting percentage (.427), seventh in digs per game (4.65) and 10th in aces per game (.48).
2006: Hyden reunited with Nygaard, advancing to six semifinals during the year, including in Manhattan Beach and playing in the finals in Santa Barbara. He placed 12th in the individual event, and was ranked 11th in season points. Hyden finished the year fifth in digs per game (4.79), seventh in hitting percentage (.441) and 10th in aces per game (.46).
2005: Played the first five events with Brent Doble, with a best of fifth. He teamed with Lambert, winning his first title in Cincinnati. After two more events with Lambert, he paired with Adam Jewell for the final four events, with a best of fifth. Hyden was ninth in aces per game (.39) and was ranked 16th individually in season points.
2004: Began the season with a fifth with Witt, their best in eight tournaments. In Chicago he partnered with Mike Lambert for the first time, placing second. Hyden finished the year ranked 17th, and was seventh in the individual event. He ranked fifth in hitting percentage (.443) and 10th in aces per game (.32).
2003: Started the year with two events with McCaw, then paired with former Olympic teammate Andy Witt. In six AVP events the duo finished the year with the best finish, a fifth, after rebounding from a first-round loss.
2002: Formed a partnership with former Olympic teammate Chip McCaw, playing in four AVP events with three 17ths. They played in eight FIVB Tour events, with a best of 17th twice.
2001: Made his pro beach volleyball debut in Oceanside with former indoor Olympic teammate Dan Landry, placing fourth. He played in one AVP qualifier, with Jeff Nygaard, also a fellow Olympian.

Indoor Volleyball: Before his successful transition to the beach, Hyden had an outstanding indoor career where he was a member of the United States National Team for five years (1995-2000) and was an outside hitter on the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Teams. In 1996, he was voted the team MVP. He also played professionally overseas in Italy, for two seasons, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

College: He graduated from San Diego State University where he received team MVP honors all four seasons. He was a two-time First-Team All-American for the 1994 and 1995 seasons, led the nation in kills per game, and had an NCAA record 56 kills in one match.

Personal: John William Hyden was born to Claudia and David Hyden. At the age of two, Hyden lost his father in a military accident, and was raised alone by his mother. He grew up playing sports with his older sister Joyce and younger brother Matt. Hyden and his wife Robyn, an actress, live in Sherman Oaks and they have a daughter, Samantha, born in June 2006.
 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Defensive Player 2013
  • AVP Best Defensive Player (Defender) 2009
  • AVP Team of the Year 2015 (Tri Bourne)
  • FIVB Most Inspirational 2017
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2001 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 16.0 183rd 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BVA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $1,375.00 56.0 17th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $700.00 136.0 53rd 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 $5,390.00 504.0 26th 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AVP 10 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 $18,850.00 880.0 17th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 $31,125.00 1,256.0 16th 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 16 0 1 5 0 4 0 3 0 $55,925.00 1,796.0 11th 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 18 1 1 5 0 5 0 2 3 $89,512.50 2,043.0 7th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP CUERVO 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP HWN* 5 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 $14,500.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2008 AVP 18 1 3 5 0 5 0 0 2 $102,987.50 2,247.0 5th 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP HWN* 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $6,250.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 16 4 4 4 0 2 1 0 1 $139,640.00 4,310.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 $43,000.00 2,045.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 P&R 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 AVP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Pro Beach 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $22,250.00 936.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $6,250.00 1,200.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $34,375.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $16,250.00 2,520.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2012 Pro Beach 7 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 $34,000.00 1,300.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 7 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 $25,250.00 1,630.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 AVP 7 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 $30,100.00 2,000.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $31,000.00 1,340.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $15,000.00 640.0 38th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 AVP 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 $23,200.00 1,663.0 14th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  166
(36th)
26
(18th)
22 29 1 29 1 12 18 $751,930.00
(19th)
28,518.0   1 6 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2002 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,520.00 113.0 80th 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 0
2011 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,400.00 60.0 140th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,250.00 345.0 135th 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
2014 FIVB 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 $83,900.00 2,140.0 12th 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 $53,000.00 1,680.0 32nd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 FIVB 17 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 4 $61,262.50 2,475.0 11th 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 FIVB 6 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 $28,500.00 1,240.0 24th 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  58
(215th)
1
(116th)
2 3 1 12 0 0 12 $235,832.50
(95th)
8,053.0   0 0 13 3 0 4 1 4 1 1
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2013 NORCECA 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 $1,950.00 90.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  3
(188th)
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 $1,950.00
(75th)
90.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  228
(36th)
27
(21st)
26 32 2 42 1 12 30 $990,337.50
(24th)
36,661.0   1 6 24 3 1 5 1 4 1 1
 
* AVP Hot Winter Nights events are exhibitions and only count for tournaments played and prize money won.
Red denotes ranked 1st
 

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