Terry Liskevych,
Senior Contributor

Taras “Terry” Liskevych is currently the Chair of the Board of Total Sports, LLC and The Art of Coaching. Liskevych, a former collegiate & USA National Team/Olympic coach for 37 years, is a coaching mentor to hundreds of coaches and an entrepreneur who has started several technology and marketing companies. Terry retired as the head coach at Oregon State after the 2015 season, leading the Beavers to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 while being named PAC-12 Coach-of-the-Year.

Liskevych was the Head Coach of the USA Women’s National and Olympic Volleyball Teams for twelve years (1985-1996). The USA Team won the bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. In 1995, he was named International Coach of the Year while leading the USA Women to a gold medal at the Grand Prix and a #1 world ranking.

He started his coaching career as an assistant men’s coach at George Williams College (1971-1973) and then moved on to be the head coach of the Ohio State Men’s Team in 1974-1976 - taking them to two final fours. Three players from those Buckeye squads played on the USA Gold Medal Team in the 1984 Olympics. From 1976 through 1984, Liskevych coached at the University of the Pacific - taking them to five final fours while establishing Pacific as one of the marquis programs in the country. He was named the National Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1983.

In 1981, he co-founded the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and in 2011, he co-founded The Art of Coaching Volleyball, a series of national and international coaching clinics that features a unique Internet site for coaches.

Liskevych has been inducted into six Halls of Fame: American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), University of the Pacific, United States Volleyball, City of Stockton, Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) and Ukrainian Sports HOF.

Terry has started several marketing companies (Sports Associates, Inc., Paragon Marketing, Inc., & Total Sports, Inc.) and a technology company - ARK Digital Technologies, Inc. - the first to use a portable digital video platform in 1997.

Liskevych received a B.S. in Biology from Loyola University-Chicago, a Master’s Degree from George Williams College, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Physical Education with emphases in Sports Psychology and International Sport.

He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Leucadia, California. They have two children, Mark – co-founder/managing partner of Skylark, LLC in Solana Beach, California & Krista Mason, an emergency room/urgent care nurse practitioner in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California; and three granddaughters - - Colbie, Nico & Phoebe.