01. 10. 2014

EXCLUSIVE FOR WoV: Donald Suxho – “The volleyball world has changed in a negative way”

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Volleyball family already misses Donald Suxho! The U.S. setter likes volleyball very much, but it’s time for his real family. Wife and sons are happy because Donald will spend more time with them.


A former player of Trentino has finished career a few weeks ago and in an exclusive interview for our website, he explains why he has retired and what will be his new job…

First of all, tell us the reason why you’ve decided to retire?

Well, my plan was to play until 2016 at the highest level. As the summer went by, i was not offered good contracts and as much as i love volleyball, it was not worth for me and my family. I have been playing since age 10, have traveled, trained, sacrificed a lot for the love of the sport, but right now my family is more important and want to be near my boys.”

When you have decided to finish your career?

“This fall, and it’s not an easy decision.”

What was the reaction of your family, friends and fans?

Family is happy that I am home, I have a very big family all over USA, Europe. So, it’s great to be more near and available. Most of my friends and fans were shocked, because I had a really good season in Trentino and everyone was waiting for a better year, but the Europe market has become very difficult. The volleyball world has changed in a negative way, many teams don't buy players based on the skills, but based on friendships between manager-team directors and coaches. This new system will hurt many players and clubs for the future.”

And the main question – What will you do know? Will you try with coaching career?

“Currently I am helping out youth volleyball players all over America, and looking to enter the business world. I want to train my boys. My old one is 13 and wants to be a setter. My father was a setter, he coached me and now it’s my turn” said Suxho with a smile at the end of the interview.


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9 Comments about "EXCLUSIVE FOR WoV: Donald Suxho – “The volleyball world has changed in a negative way”"

01.10.2014 | 11:39 |   Axe [unregistered]

And also many of them take part of player's contract! You also had to say it Donald!

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01.10.2014 | 12:05 |   Boris [unregistered]

Bravo Bravo Bravo..At least Mr Donal can you tell us who was your agent so we young players do not go true him ...if he can not find team for player like you he should quit his job ....
Best Regards

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01.10.2014 | 12:15 |   Yacine [unregistered]

who is his agent ??

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01.10.2014 | 13:39 |   stunned [unregistered]

Is he really ending his career?
According to FIVB Transfers he signed for Studenti, Albania.

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01.10.2014 | 14:00 |   Nelly [unregistered]

That's because volleyball moves to east now where money is. And on east you have different rules... 'I give you, and you give me'

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02.10.2014 | 00:53 |   aniauk83 [unregistered]

hes quite right in all what hes saying about frienships between manages and clubs.... but its always been like that...

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02.10.2014 | 01:26 |   fabio [unregistered]

He should just be thankful for Europe...once there`s no 'job' for volleyball players in the USA.

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02.10.2014 | 03:40 |   Volei [unregistered]

Donald, I wish you all the best. Think about volleyball rules and what should be changed...we need ideas...

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02.10.2014 | 12:42 |   George [unregistered]

Luca is his agent .

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