Paul Sunderland serves as an indoor volleyball play-by-play announcer for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games. Sunderland has contributed to NBC Sports Group’s summer Olympic Games coverage since the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
Sunderland was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. volleyball team at the 1984 Olympics, capping off a career where he won U.S. Player of the Year awards in 1977, 1979 and 1982. He also earned All-America honors at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Sunderland began his broadcasting career in 1985, as a play-by-play announcer for both the NBA on NBC and the WNBA on NBC. He went on to serve as a pre-game host for the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers on Fox Sports Net. Currently Sunderland serves as a men’s basketball and volleyball play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s Longhorn Network.
Sunderland currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.