Karch Kiraly

Former Volleyball player

Karch Kiraly
Karch Kiraly- American former volleyball player, coach, broadcaster, Source- Facebook

Karch Kiraly is a very Popular Former volleyball player. He played with different teams in various tournaments. He also played volleyball on the beach and also made an impact on beach volleyball.

Early life, Childhood, and Education

He was born on November 3, 1960, in Jackson, Michigan, the USA to his father Laszio Kiraly, and her mother Antoinette Kiraly.

Kiraly holds American nationality and belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. He grew up his whole childhood in Santa Barbara, California.

Additionally, the information related to his sibling’s identities is not revealed yet.

Regarding his academic qualifications, he attended his schooling at Santa Barbara High School in his hometown after schooling Kiraly accomplished his higher study at the University of California.

Career and Professional Life

Moving towards her career, Karch Kiraly began his professional career as a volleyball player. He played volleyball with his father at the age of 11.

His father always encouraged him to play volleyball at the age of 6.

Initially, he has been invited to join Junior National Team during his high school years where he played and competed for three years.

Rick Olmstead is the coach of Karch Kiraly he trained him so well that he is now a very successful person.

Although, he won the Silver medal at NORCECA Championship in 1981 and 1987. similarly, Karch Kiraly won gold medals in 1983 and 1985 as the Men’s National Team Member.

After that, he received the FIVB sportsmanship Award with gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1984, and in 1985, he was named MVP in the world cup.


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And in the 1986 World championship, Karch Kiraly completed the volleyball triple crown

In 1998, He was also awarded MVP and won a gold medal at Olympic Games. He went to play the professional game in the Italian League from 1990 to 1992 after winning the two Olympic gold medals. Karch Kiraly retired to the beach in 1992.

Career as Broadcaster

He has worked as a genuine commentator for the AVP on NBC broadcasts and as an ESPN Broadcaster.

He also worked as an analyst for NBC Sports during their coverage of the Summer Olympics beach Volleyball sport in 2008.

Career as a Coach

Karch Kiraly started coaching his kids, Kristian and Kory at St. Margaret’s Episcopal High School. He also hired a coach named Hugh McCutcheon of the US National Women’s Volleyball team. With their help of him, the team won the silver medal at London Olympics in 2012.


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They defeated China in the Gold Medal final in 2014 and Kiraly led the Women’s National Team to the FIVB World Championship.

It’s a big achievement and he became the 4th individual to win a world championship gold medal as both a player and a coach.

He is now the head coach of the US Women’s National Volleyball team and he has led them to their first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Karch kiraky with his team
Karch Kiraly with his team – source – Facebook

Cancer Diagnosis

In 2017, he announced that he was diagnosed with severe colon cancer. For the betterment of his health, he must remove that colon.

Nevertheless, Karch led the national team to their historic gold medal and win at the 2020 Summer Olympics on the same day.

He never disappoints his team so he doesn’t tell the team until he went into cancer remission in 2021 to keep his team in good operating condition. We must say he is very Goodman with a good and kind heart.

Salary and Net worth

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Karch Kiraly is very much successful in his professional career as a popular American sports presenter.

He also gained so much name and fame. We may conclude his net worth is $2 million. Additionally, Kiraly can collect this decent sum of fortune from his successful long-term career as an American sports broadcaster and volleyball player.

He also earn an unofficial income of $80k at the age of 26 when he was stayed on as a semi-amateur.

At present, Karch is living a happy and luxurious life with his family from the money he gains from his career.

Victory money

He won the gold medal and $13200 in the AVP Pro beachball tournament in 1990, out of a prize that is $60000.

Furthermore, along with Steffen, they won $150000 in prize money in 1991 and by the year 1994, they had won top prizes in various tournaments with a total prize fund of $250000.

He also earned a sizable fortune from prize money at the end of 2007 in the AVP season.

From the source, he received a total of $ 3,198,748 in prize money, and it’s the most important payment that is ever paid to a volleyball player in the historical category.

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Relationship Status, Married Life

Moving toward his love life, Karch Kiraly got married to Janna Kiraly. They got married for nearly 3 decades. They got married in 1986 and till now they look super cute.

The couple has two kids. And the family is living their life happy and luxurious in Heber City, Utah.

The family keeps their lifestyle private and only on occasion time they will appear in public. Additionally, Misty May-Treanor has been the babysitter of their babies when she was younger.

Rumors and Controversy

Karch Kiraly has never been part of any rumors or controversies to date in his career.

There are no reports of scandals surrounding former player Karch Kiraly because he has been out of the spotlight for a long period.

Karch Kiraly meantime has maintained a positive public image and avoided problems.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Discussing his body measurements, Karch Kiraly was a professional volleyball player with an athletic body posture in his lifetime.

At that time, Chris stood a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches, and his body weight was 93 kg.

Furthermore, Karch has a fair complexion and brown hair color whereas his eye colors and other body measurement is not revealed yet.

Social Media Presence

Regarding her social media platforms, Karch Kiraly is active on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

As an American volleyball player, he has drawn tons of fans’ attention to his social media account.

His Twitter profile has gained over 15.4K followers whereas he has 1792 followers on his Instagram profile and Facebook, and he has followers of 3k.

Karch Kiraly| FAQs

What is the Jersey number of Karch Kiraly?

The jersey number for UCLA is 31 and for The USA is 15.

Which team did he join in 1982?

He joined the Us National team in 1982 full of interest.

How many Olympic golds did he win?

He won Olympic gold such as Los Angeles (indoor) in 1984, 1988 – Seoul (Indoor), and 1996 – Atlanta (Beach).

What impact do he make on Volleyball?

He is the only player who played volleyball and win gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball.

Is still Karch and Sinjin Smith playing together?

For now, there is no information but they were childhood pals at UCLA and they both played indoor volleyball together. And at the age of 19, they both won the “World Championships in beach volleyball.

Quick Facts Karch Kiraly:

  • Full Name- Charles FrederickKarch Kiraly”
  • Birth Date– November 3, 1960
  • Birth Place-  Jackson, Michigan, US.
  • Horoscope- Scorpio
  • Net worth– $2 million
  • Nationality- American
  • Ethnicity- Caucasian white
  • Profession- Volleyball player
  • Height- 6 feet 2 inches
  • Marital Status- Married
  • Spouse: Janna Kiraly
  • Children: Kristian Kiraly and Kory Kiraly
  • Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook 



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