University of Hawaii Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Charlie Wade with Andrey Andreev, Athletes USA Eastern Europe Director at the U20 Bulgarian National Volleyball Championship Finals in Dupnitza, Bulgaria.
The Bulgaria men’s national volleyball team, controlled by the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation, is one of the leading volleyball teams in Europe and the world.
Its achievements include silver medals (1970) and bronze medals (1949, 1952, 1986, 2006) from the World Championship. At the European Championships Bulgaria has one 2nd (1951) and four 3rd places (1955, 1981, 1983, 2009). Bulgaria has also won the silver medals at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow. The team has one 3rd place at the World Cup (2007) and five semi-final appearances in the World League (1994, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013).