Varsity L Talk with Reid Priddy
LMU Alumni and Two Time Olympic Medalist Reid Priddy Spoke with Student Athletes
Reid Priddy took him out of his day last week to talk with LMU Student Athletes about his success, failures, and what he has learned from each. Priddy discussed his new book, Max Potential Playbook as well as his transition from professional athlete to starting his own business.
At LMU Priddy had an outstanding career, in 2009 he was the first Men’s Volleyball Player inducted to the LMU hall of fame. As a senior in 2000, Priddy earned American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-America honors, and Second Team All-America honors as a sophomore and junior. His junior year he led the team in kills (435), kills per set (5.80) and service aces (35) earning himself Second Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors In 1998 when he was selected as an All-American selection it was the first in school history, that year he led the Lions with 391 kills and 17 matches with 10-or-more kills that year.
As a professional Priddy has had a long and successful indoor volleyball career, he is a four time Olympian and two-time medalist, he won the gold in Beijing and the Bronze in Rio. Priddy joined the U.S. Men's Volleyball Team in 2000, serving as one of four USA Men's Volleyball team alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. From there he earned his way onto the team as an impact player in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. Priddy led his team to gold, winning his first medal in the 2008 Games in Bejing. Priddy join the team again in 2012 for London and he won his last medal picking up the Bronze most recently at the Rio games.
Watch Priddy's full talk with the student athletes below.
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