FIVB mourns passing of CAVB Coaches Commission President Abdel Hamid El-Wassimy

El-Wassimy was a FIVB Instructor and dedicated figure in the development of Egyptian and African volleyball

The FIVB is deeply saddened by the loss of African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) Coaches Commission President and Egyptian volleyball legend Abdel Hamid El-Wassimy at the age of 67.

El-Wassimy was a dedicated figure in the development of Egyptian, African and global volleyball starting out as a player where he went all the way to represent his country in the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984.

After retirement, he ventured into coaching and took charge of many Egyptian clubs as well as the men‘s national team. He also coached the South Africa men’s volleyball team in the early 2000s. His impressive work as a coach saw him elevated to the rank of FIVB Coaches Instructor from where he mentored many coaches.

From coaching, El-Wassimy made a smooth transition into administration, serving as Vice Chairman in the Egyptian Volleyball Federation among many other roles.

The FIVB and global Volleyball Family extends its deepest condolences to the Egyptian volleyball community, African volleyball community and El-Wassimy’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.