Distinguished referee Glen Davies passes away
COLORADO SPRINGS, USA, February 11, 2013 - Glen G. Davies, the
only person who had ever served as the First Referee for both
the men's and women's Olympic gold medal matches, has died at
the age of 87.
Davies, perhaps the most highly touted referee in USA Volleyball
history, officiated in the first four Olympics that included
volleyball (1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976).
He was the United States’ first official to be certified as a
FIVB arbiter in 1966. Davies was inducted into the Volleyball
Hall of Fame in 1989. He headed the FIVB Special Referees’
Commission from 1978 to 1982.
During his career, Davies was a Physical Director with the YMCA
in Springfield, Missouri and Des Moines, Iowa; and an Executive
Director with the YMCA in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Davies was a Tournament Director with the National Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) before founding the United
States Collegiate Sports Council.