Coach's wife, family still at heart of U.S. volleyball's run

Updated: August 22, 2008, 11:07 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Her e-mail popped in sometime around breakfast Friday. The U.S. men's volleyball team wasn't expecting to hear from Elisabeth McCutcheon. She told them she appreciated their efforts, that she was rooting for them.

And somewhere in Beijing, the Americans hoped the coach's wife could close her eyes and sleep.

Hugh McCutcheon calls his wife "Wizzy." It is just about the only sign of outward emotion the coach reveals. His team upset the Russians on Friday afternoon ...

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