Discipline, hard work and focussed goals
may give you an edge to excel in any field of life.

- Sri Syam Sundar Rao

Syam Sundar Rao

Respected Sri M Syam Sundar Rao, born on 02 October 1942, is one of the most successful Volleyball player, coach, teacher and a mentor in volleyball fraternity of INDIA. A player with a difference and a great admirar of his contemporary player Sri Balwant Singh "Ballu" , always dreamt and lived volleyball all through his life. As an ex-Armyman, discipline runs into his nerves which he successfully inculcated into his disciples.He also holds a great sense of humor. He is a loving and most resected among volleyball family of this country and would be always remembered for his sincerety and dedication with which he time and again transformed the volleyball player and teams with whom was associated during his volleyballing career. He was coferred with Arjuna and Dronacharya award for his extraordinary contribution to the game respectively as player and coach .


Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual.

Early life

Sri Movva Syamsundar Rao born at Jam Pani, Tenali (Taq), Guntur (Dist) in the agricultural family. His father was Late Sri Rama Krishnaiah and mother Late Smt. Kanakamma. His wife’s name is Uma Devi more....


Completed his school education in 1957 and joined PUC in VSR College, Tenali. In 1958, Sri Late Chekkuri Buchiramaiah a great player and a great coach came to college to train the volleyball team. more....

Career as a coach

Initial step towards recognition in coaching. In 1976 he resigned from the Railways and joined Shriram Rayons, Kota, Rajasthan. After joining the Rayons he prepared the team as one of the best teams in India. He also made Rajasthan state team to reach finals in the National Championship four times. (3 Silver, One Gold). . more....

Special coaching assignments

Meanwhile sports authority of India, South Centre not interested to maintain Centre of Excellence even though we produced most of the Indian Players. In 1996 Sri. S.Kodanda Ramaiah and ex-National Coach and President,AP Volleyball Association brought National Volleyball  Academy to Visakhapatnam with the help of Vizag Steel Port. more....


In 1995 Volleyball Federation of India nominated him as Chief Coach at Senior National Team. He won Gold Medal in South Asian Federation Games and Gold Medal in Rashid International Volleyball Tournament at Dubai in 1996. The Golden performance of National team was repeated in the year 1997. However, in the year 1995 the Dronacharya Award was conferred upon him for coaching sports persons to highest level of performance.more....

Career as a player

In 1964 his family shifted from Tenali to Hyderabad. In Hyderabad he used to practice at Victory Playground. He joined the Artillery Center on sports basis more....

Sri Syam Sundar Rao Works

Sports is a way of life. Sri Syam Sir has dedicated his entire life towards development of volleyball in the country and has been recognised too. But many dreams still remains unrelised to achieve excellence therein. Some of his journeys through gallery.

Rashid VB 1996 Gold

Rashid VB 1997 Gold

Basketball Team 1962

Command VB Team 1962

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Services 1969 Silver medal

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Students of Sri Rao.

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