Coulter, Allan – 1997

Coulter, Allan – 1997

Allan Coulter

Volleyball Athlete, Calgary

Inducted in 1997


Allan Coulter was a member of Canada's National Men's Volleyball Team from 1979 to 1992. He is considered one of the senior statesmen of Canada's National Men's Team program having competed in over 700 international volleyball matches. His experience and leadership qualities lead to his selection as Team Captain from 1988 - 1992. He competed in both the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona as a member of Team Canada. He is described as the 'quickest hitting middle blocker' Canada has ever had in volleyball. Known for his work ethic, his quickness and agility, Allan "The Legend" Coulter was a formidable international competitor who is described as "a force on the court; living proof of the power of confidence, desire and hard work". He continues to compete with the Calgary 'Canuck Volleyball Stuff' at the local, provincial, and national levels. In addition to playing, he has become the spokesman, leader and role model for Canada's National Team Program. Allan Coulter was recognized by his peers in 1992 for holding the world record for the most international volleyball matches played, and in 1993, he received a Calgary Booster Club Award as an Honoured Athlete.