The Sports Management School has the pleasure to inform you that the 2022 graduation sponsor is the one and only…Laurent Tillie, the French Volley Ball coach !
He played for France himself in the past and you no doubt saw him on the sidelines at Rio coaching the French team. For Laurent, sport is first and foremost, a family thing. His dad was an international Volley Ball player, his sons, Kim and Kevin are professional players, the first in Basketball and the latter in Volley Ball. His youngest son, Killian, also plays Basketball at an international level.
From 1984 to 1986, Larent Tillie was part of the French team alongside such players as Stéphane Faure, Alain Fabiani, Philippe Blain and Eric Bouvier. They trained like commandos to be ready for the 1986 World Volley Ball Tournament which took place in France.
His fighting spirit allowed him to go and compete in the best championship in the world, in Italy. Later in his career, he came back to France to play for Paris UC where he won 3 national titles in the French championship.
He has been coaching the Cannes Volley Ball club since 2001 and won the French championship with them in 2005. He has also coached the Tcheque national team. In July 2012 he took over from Philippe Blain to become the coach of the French national team.
World League: Champion 2015
European championship: Champion 2015
French championship: Champion 2015, Finalist 2004, 2010
French Cup: Champion 2007, Finalist 2006