Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Jon Root started out as a baseball player but a broken arm caused him to miss a season and he turned to volleyball. He later played for Stanford, where he earned All-American honors, before joining the US National Team in 1986. Root played with the US team through 1994, winning a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, also adding a gold at the 1987 Pan American Games. He then played professionally in Italy and in beach volleyball.
After retiring from competition Root first worked for the US Olympic Committee as a program manager in Atlanta through 1997. He then went into various marketing positions, working with Ticket2Sports from 1998-2002 as a client development director, and then with George Smith Partners from 2002-04. Root later went into real estate marketing, with Ryness, Synthesis Realty, and Keller Williams Commercial through 2010. He has also worked as a public speaker and a performance coach. Root has also coached the Red Rock Volleyball Club in Redwood City, California.
|1988 Summer||24||Seoul||Volleyball||Men's Volleyball||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1988 Summer||24||Seoul||Volleyball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #2||1||1988-09-17||USA 3, JPN 0||3||1|
|1988 Summer||24||Seoul||Volleyball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #4||1||1988-09-19||USA 3, NED 1||3||0|
|1988 Summer||24||Seoul||Volleyball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #14||1||1988-09-26||USA 3, TUN 0||3||3|