Volleyball legend, two-time Olympian Pete Velasco dies at 85

Pedro "Pete" Velasco Jr. holds his 1997 induction plaque into the U.S. Volleyball Hall of Fame. (courtesy photo)

Pedro "Pete" Velasco Jr. (courtesy photo)

When Pedro “Pete” Velasco Jr. assisted coaches Eddie Kalima in volleyball and Larry Manliguis in basketball at Hilo High School in the mid-1990s, many probably had no idea he was a two-time Olympian.