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Jon Uriarte


Jon Emili Uriarte is an Argentine former volleyball player and current coach, who represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, winning the bronze medal with the men's national team. He also obtained the bronze medal at the 1982 World Championship held in Argentina.

Uriarte played 8 seasons in Europe, at the Italian A1 first division, in France, and in the Netherlands. He obtained 3 Argentine leagues, and played 11 years for the Argentine national team, including four World Championships and two Olympic Games.

In 2001 he became Australia's head coach, qualifying the team in 2004 for the first time to the Olympics for their own right . Uriarte also established the first full time Junior Development Program at the Australian Institute of Sport ( www.ais.gov.au ).

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