History of Volleyball from Suits to Shorts


August 3, 2023

Pine Bluffs Post files

Above left: Back row left to right: Alyssa Slade,Janie Davis, Cathy Purdam, Emily Haas, Abby Gray, Jessica Hoffman. Front row left to right: Hattie Lerwick, Aylin Reza, Kaylea Bymer, MaKenna Thurin, Rachael Macy, Kelsie Bymer.

You sit in the stands and watch your daughter, granddaughter or niece jump, dive and run around a court. They will jump and hit a ball as hard as they can down to the floor on the other side of the net. They will dive and kick to prevent the ball from hitting the floor on their own side. Volleyball has become much more than what the creator of the game envisioned. For those who watch collegiate games they can watch the guys also play.

The game was invented by William G. Morgan from Holyoke, Mass. Morgan was the physical director of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke in...

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