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Karch Kiraly

Volleyball players

Charles Frederick "Karch" Kiraly is an American volleyball player, coach and broadcast announcer. In the 1980s he was a central part of the U.S National Team that won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. He went on to win the gold medal again at the 1996 Olympic Games, the first Olympic competition to feature beach volleyball. He is the only player to have won Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball categories. He played college volleyball for the UCLA Bruins, where his teams won three national championships under head coach Al Scates.


  • Early life 

  • College career 

  • United States national team 

  • Career in beach volleyball 

  • Broadcasting 

  • Coaching career 

  • Personal life 

  • Awards and honors