Head Coach 17 Open, Assistant Club Director Trainer, Recruiting Coordinator
Chip McCaw put Tulsa on the volleyball map in men’s volleyball as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. His U.S. National Team career also included being an alternate at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and representing the United States in multiple international tournaments including the 1992 World University Games in New York and in 1995 in Fukuoka, Japan. After his successful indoor volleyball career, Chip made the move to the U.S. beach national teams program competing for 7 years on the FIVB World Tour and AVP pro beach volleyball tour, reaching a 4th place finish at the 2001 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
His mother is legendary Tulsa-area coach, Peg McCaw, who is credited with starting club volleyball in the area and coached her son, daughter, Missy, and several other players who went on to collegiate, Olympic, national team or professional careers. Like his sister, Chip earned a collegiate athletic scholarship to compete at the next level. He earned 2-time National Player of the Year honors at Pepperdine University where he led the Waves to the 1992 NCAA men’s volleyball national championship and earned all-tournament team honors as a freshman. He was a 4-year starting setter at Pepperdine, setting a single-match school record high of 117 assists his freshman year in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match against Long Beach State. During his time at Pepperdine, he earned AVCA All-American, and Volleyball Magazine All-American honors and was as first-time MPSF selection in 1994, a second-team pick in 1993 and 1995. Chip graduated from Pepperdine in 1995 having earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is a member of the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame. His son, Auden, is now attending Pepperdine and is a member of the men’s volleyball team.
Chip lived and trained in the Los Angeles area for nearly 30 years before returning to Tulsa in 2019. He spent a year at Pepperdine in 2018 as a volunteer assistant coach under current Head Coach, David Hunt, having previously served a few years as an assistant coach under legendary Head Coach Emeritus, Marv Dunphy. He coached club volleyball 4 years for Club Rockstar, where his son played, helping them to a Bronze medal finish at the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship.
Chip’s return to Tulsa to support the Ultimate Performance Volleyball club will include coaches training at all levels, while focusing on player development across all age groups to play in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia. After the Olympics he switched to beach volleyball where he spent 5 years playing on the AVP and FIVB volleyball beach circuit.