The Russian coach had many achievements as a player. He was a medallist in the World University Games in 1997 in Italy, and in 2001 in China. He was also a national champion in 2001. He started coaching in 2007 and since then, he had served as assistant coach and coach of the youth and junior teams. Among his achievements as assistant coach are the first place finishes at the European U19 Championships, European U19 Olympic Festival, European U20 Championship and FIVB Volleyball Men’s U19 World Championship. As head coach, he led the Russian squad to a gold medal victory at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in 2014.