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Kévin Tillie
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Personal information
Nationality France French
Born 2 November 1990 (1990-11-02) (age 30)
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
College(s) Thompson Rivers University
University of California
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Current club Italy Top Volley Cisterna
Number 22
Career
Years Teams
2009–2011
2011–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–2017
2017–2019
2019
2019–2020
2020–
Canada Thompson Rivers University
United States UC Irvine Anteaters
Italy CMC Ravenna
Turkey Arkas İzmir
Poland ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
People's Republic of China Beijing Volleyball
Italy Modena Volley
Poland VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa
Italy Top Volley Latina
National team
2012–  FRA

Kévin Tillie (born 2 November 1990) is a French volleyball player, member of the France men's national volleyball team and Italian club Top Volley Cisterna, 2015 European Champion, gold medallist of the 2015 World League, Polish Champion (2016, 2017).

Personal life

Tillie was born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. He is from an athletic family—his father Laurent is the head coach of the France men's national volleyball team, his mother Caroline played at the professional and Olympic levels (as did Laurent), his older brother Kim played college basketball with the Utah Utes and now does professionally in Europe and with France, and his younger brother Killian currently plays on a two-way contract with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and its G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.

In July 2017, he married Polish Anna Diakiewicz. On January 3, 2020 they welcomed their first daughter, Olivia.

Career

After many appearances with the junior and youth national teams, Tillie debuted for the senior French national team at the 2012 FIVB Volleyball World League, where the French team finished in seventh place.

In Tillie's collegiate career, he started his career at Thompson Rivers University in Canada for two years while getting his papers processed to move to the United States. He made the All-Canadian Team honors averaging 4.41 kills per set.

After getting his paperwork done, Tillie transferred to the University of California, Irvine Anteaters for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Tillie was instrumental to UC Irvine as they made back to back NCAA championship runs those two years. Tillie earned AVCA All-American honors for both years.

In 2015, moved to Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. On October 18, 2015, French national team, including him, achieved title of the European Champion 2015 (3–0 with Slovenia in the finale).

On April 26, 2016, he won with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle a title of 2016 Polish Champion. In May 2016, he extended his contract till 2017. In May 2017, Tillie signed a contract with another Polish club Jastrzębski Węgiel and he wanted to continue his career in PlusLiga. In early August 2017, Kevin Tillie informed Jastrzębski Węgiel about his plans to moving to Chinese league despite the currently signed contract with them. The club did not want to cancel their agreement and applied to FIVB on blocking unprofessional situations when a player wants to void already signed contract without previous fulfillment.

Sporting achievements

College

  • National championships
    • 2012 Gold medal with cup.svg NCAA National Championship
    • 2013 Gold medal with cup.svg NCAA National Championship

Clubs

  • National championships
    • 2014/2015 Gold medal with cup.svg Turkish Championship, with Arkas İzmir
    • 2015/2016 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2016/2017 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2016/2017 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2017/2018 Silver medal with cup.svg Chinese Championship, with Beijing Volleyball
    • 2018/2019 Silver medal with cup.svg Chinese Championship, with Beijing Volleyball

Youth national team

  • 2008 Gold medal europe.svg CEV U20 European Championship

Individual awards

  • 2017: Polish Cup – Best Receiver
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