Karch Kiraly

American volleyball player and coach

Charles Frederick "Karch" Kiraly (/ˈkɑːr kɪˈr/) (born November 3, 1960) is an American volleyball player, coach and broadcast announcer.

Charles Frederick "Karch" Kiraly
Personal information
Born (1960-11-03) November 3, 1960 (age 59)
OccupationVolleyball player

He was born in Jackson, Michigan. He grew up in Santa Barbara, California.


He is one of three people who have won Olympic gold medals in both volleyball categories: beach and indoor. The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, (FIVB), volleyball's highest governing body, honored Kiraly as the greatest volleyball player of the 20th Century. He played college volleyball for the UCLA Bruins and won three national championships under head coach Al Scates.