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Fueled by emotion, the U.S. men's volleyball team began an incredible run—winning every match in their coach's absence. Coach McCutcheon eventually returned to lead his team to Olympic gold.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach McCutcheon and his family," Oprah says.

Before hitting the court, Tom says the team always had Coach McCutcheon's family in their thoughts. "There was a lot of emotional and a lot of, you'd say, spiritual energy that you felt from the family," he says. "We just wanted to go out there and try to use that to propel us, and go out there and play for the gold medal."
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FROM: Season Premiere: Welcome Home Team USA's Olympic Stars!
Published on September 08, 2008

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