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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rich Lambourne. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rich Lambourne, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rich Lambourne. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rich Lambourne, often where they are interviewed.

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Olympic Gold Medalist & AVP coach - Rich Lambourne

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Are you a volleyball fanatic? Join Olympic Gold Medalist, Ryan Millar, as he chats all things volleyball with some of the biggest names in the sport. The CROSSNET Volleyball Podcast's mission is to cover both indoor, outdoor, and the business of volleyball. Sponsored by the world’s first four-way volleyball game - CROSSNET.

On today's show we go CROSSNET with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and current coach of one of the best beach volleyball duos (Jake Gibb & Taylor Crabb) in the world - Rich Lambourne. Rich and I dig into his roots in the game of volleyball. His illustrious Olympic journey to now shifting his focus to the joy of coaching on the beach and why Jake and Taylor are the dream partnership to work with.

Enjoy this fun interview with my long time friend, Rich Lambourne. 

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Aug 10 2020 · 1hr 21mins
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Rich Lambourne - Olympic Gold Medalist

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Rich Lambourne won an olympic gold medal in Beijing as a member of the 2008 USA Mens indoor volleyball national team. He now lives hear in Costa Mesa and is coach to the top mens beach volleyball duo in the US, Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb. Blake met Rich at CrossFIt Chalk on 18th St. in Costa Mesa, and now he's our very special guest for episode 18! We dive deep into some real sh*t in this one. Like real deep. Let us know what you think on Instagram @cgre_tv or subscribe and leave a review on the Apple Podcasts App! If you want to connect with Rich, you can find him on IG @richyusa (he's verified😏). Enjoy the show!

May 04 2020 · 1hr 59mins

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Nothing But Volleyball (and Rich Lambourne Birthday) Edition

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After a BIG weekend for the Sport of Volleyball, Kevin Barnett, DJ Roueche and Rich Lambourne talk all things Volleyball (and a brief mention of it being Lambourne's birthday).  The guys recap AVP Huntington Beach, NCAA Beach Championship in Gulf Shores and Men's Indoor Championship from Long Beach.
May 06 2019 · 1hr 36mins
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Rich Lambourne: The humble, self-deprecating, sarcastic gold medalist turned coach

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The talk always turned to Taylor.

As Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb grew and developed as a new team, climbing the world ranks, piling up wins that once could have been perceived as upsets – over 2017 World Champs Andre and Evandro, over Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, over Italians and 2016 silver medalists Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo – most looked to Crabb, the 26-year-old quicksilver fast defender, as the reason for that success.

It’s a justifiable stance, and not entirely wrong. But Gibb, appearing on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, while giving Crabb his due, also pointed to another source of that success: Rich Lambourne.

“We’ve got a guy with a gold medal around his neck,” he said.

Not that you’ll hear Lambourne mention that gold medal, earned as a libero on the U.S. indoor team in the 2008 Olympics. In nearly an hour on SANDCAST, it came up just once, in passing. The vast majority of his many accolades went unmentioned as well – Best Libero of the World League in 2007, NORCECA Continental Championship 2007 gold medal, being named best libero as the U.S. won their first World League title in 2008, the fact that he played in every set of the Beijing Olympics in which the Americans won gold.

No, that just wouldn’t be Lambourne, a paragon of humility, self-deprecation and sarcasm. A struggle of many players-turned-coaches is turning off the player inside them, one that Brazilian Jose Loiola admitted he struggled with. Lambourne laughed. He had no such struggle.

“What’s been interesting to me, it’s been a huge and ongoing learning process for me because I don’t have personal, professional frame of reference to the game,” Lambourne said. “Jose has 20 years of repetitions and tournaments that he went through in this particular discipline of the sport, and I don’t. I have, I think, some technical expertise that has some high degree of transfer that I can bring, but the rest of it – strategy, how can we accomplish getting that team out of system, or how can we accomplish putting them in positions we want them to be in that are advantageous for us, it’s vastly different outside than it is inside. So all that stuff is stuff I had to learn, stuff that I’m still learning, that’s still evolving.

“So that’s been the challenging, and what’s been fun.”

They’ve created a collaborative dynamic, Lambourne, Gibb and Crabb, begat from three vastly different perspectives on the game. Lambourne is the indoor specialist with a sharp mind for the game. Gibb is one of the all-time greats, a three-time Olympian with a likelihood of making that four. Crabb has set himself firmly in the conversation as one of the best defenders in the world.

“I try to bring what I have to them, and they try and fill in the gaps with, in Jake’s case, 20 years of experience at the highest level,” Lambourne said. “And in Taylor’s relatively short career, how much amazing stuff has he done? So I’m never going ‘Uh, no, let’s do this.’ I’m saying ‘Here’s what I think, here’s what you think, so let’s decide so we’re all on the same page.’”

That same page, at the moment, has put Crabb and Gibb as arguably the best team in the United States. It's put them on track for Lambourne to appear in his third Olympics, Gibb his fourth, Crabb his third. Just don't expect Lambourne to take much, if any, credit. 

"No, I take full credit for Taylor's success," Lambourne said, laughing. 

So there it is, the only type of credit Lambourne will take: the sarcastic type, full of self-deprecation, and nothing about the gold medal hanging from his neck. 

Jan 23 2019 · 57mins