Coach will ride Anaheim Rose Parade float

ANAHEIM, Calif. "Anaheim is like home for me, so I am looking forward to representing the city on its float," said McCutcheon, an Irvine resident.

McCutcheon called riding a float "a tremendous way to start the new year."

In announcing McCutcheon's participation today, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle said "we couldn't be more pleased to have him represent Anaheim to the millions of viewers worldwide."

McCutcheon was named as coach of the U.S. national women's volleyball team this month.

A stranger fatally stabbed McCutcheon's father-in-law, Todd Bachman, and seriously injured his mother-in-law, Barbara Bachman, in an attack in Beijing Aug. 9, the first day of the Summer Olympics.

McCutcheon missed the team's first three Olympic matches because of the attack.

The float, named "Crank up the Entertainment" and emphasizing entertainment venues in Anaheim -- is the city's 16th Tournament of Roses Parade entry.


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