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Mike Bright

Full name: David Michael "Mike" Bright
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: November 3, 1937 in Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: Long Beach Century Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Volleyball

Related Olympians: Husband of Patti Bright.

Biography

Mike Bright played volleyball and basketball at El Camino College, starring as a hoopster. He later made volleyball his main sport. Prior to college, he spent a year traveling the world and competing in paddleboard and surfing competitions and later worked for several years as a surfboard builder. In 1956 and 1957 he won international paddleboard competitions.

Bright competed for the US in volleyball at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, and won a silver medal at the 1963 Pan American Games. From 1960-72 Bright led his Hollywood YMCA team to eight AAU titles and three runner-up finishes. He also competed on the beach, winning the Manhattan Beach Doubles Open five years in a row with [Mike O’Hara]. Bright married Patti Lucas, who also competed in volleyball at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and 1963 Pan American Games. In 1983 Mike Bright was named an All-Time Great Player by the US Volleyball Association.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Men's Volleyball United States USA 9
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Men's Volleyball United States USA 7

Men's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP SO
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #1 1 1964-10-13 USA 3, NED 0 3 2 11
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #8 1 1964-10-14 USA 3, KOR 2 3 6 25
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #15 2 1964-10-15 HUN 3, USA 0 0 2 17
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #17 2 1964-10-17 TCH 3, USA 0 0 5 11
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #25 2 1964-10-18 JPN 3, USA 1 1 1 12
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #26 2 1964-10-19 BUL 3, USA 0 0 4 24
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #35 2 1964-10-21 URS 3, USA 0 0 0 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #38 2 1964-10-22 BRA 3, USA 2 2 2 13
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #45 2 1964-10-23 ROU 3, USA 1 1 8 26
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #5 1 1968-10-13 USA 3, URS 2 3 3,0 11,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #6 2 1968-10-16 TCH 3, USA 1 1 1,0 10,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #15 1 1968-10-17 USA 3, BRA 0 3 5,0 4,5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #19 2 1968-10-19 BUL 3, USA 2 2 6,0 12,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #25 2 1968-10-20 POL 3, USA 0 0 0,0 7,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #28 2 1968-10-21 GDR 3, USA 0 0 2,5 14,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #32 2 1968-10-23 JPN 3, USA 0 0 1,0 10,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #37 1 1968-10-23 USA 3, MEX 1 3 2,0 5,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #44 1 1968-10-25 USA 3, BEL 0 3 1,0 3,0
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