William Stetson, 2023
Dr. William ‘Bill’ Stetson has spent almost 50 years in the sport as a player, coach, and most significantly, over the past 25 years, as an Olympic Team Doctor for the USA Men’s and Women’s Volleyball programs. He has represented the USA program in sport medicine in over 100 domestic and international events, including FIVB World Championships, World Cups and served as the 2012 London Olympic Games USA team doctor. He is a sports medicine, arthroscopy, and trauma specialist with expertise in surgical reconstruction. Dr. Stetson was an outstanding collegiate setter at USC, including winning the 1980 NCAA title, being runner-up in 1979 and 1981, plus a third-place finish in 1982. The two-time All-American won NCAA All-Tournament honors twice. He was USC’s Most Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete and the Pacific-10 Conference Most Outstanding Scholar-Athlete. After graduation, he attended the USC Keck School of Medicine, while serving as an assistant coach to SCIVBHOFer Bob Yoder. He kept playing, and was a five-time USVBA Open All-American and the 1990 MVP while completing medical school. One of his highest honors came in 2007 when he was selected as the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award winner, the only Trojan men’s volleyball player to win the honor.