The first Karch Kiraly appearance on the beach volleyball scene was at the age of six, when he was trained by his father, a former member of the Hungarian Junior National team.
Kiraly entered his first beach tournament at the age of 11 and led Santa Barbara High School to an undefeated season in 1978. In 1984, Kiraly was the youngest player on the USA Gold Medal-winning team in Los Angeles. He was captain for the 1988 Olympics Team that again won the gold medal. He was named Best Male Volleyball Player in the World in 1986 and 1988 by FIVB. In 1986, he was part of the World Championships team that won first place. Kiraly was the only player to win Olympic medals in both indoor and beach volleyball.
Following the 1988 Olympics, he retired from the national team. In total, Kiraly won a record of 148 professional beach volleyball titles. He and partner Kent Steffes became the first to win the men’s Olympic beach volleyball tournament in 1996. Kiraly was also the first to surpass the $3 million milestone in volleyball. He was named to the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2001.
**Karch Kiraly Speaker**
Adding to his notable athletic skills, Kiraly is also an accomplished author and contributing editor to several volleyball publications. He also conducts beach volleyball training programs. With his notable beach volleyball career, extensive knowledge on the sport, and understanding of the importance of determination, a Karch Kiraly speaker appearance will bring insight and professionalism to your next corporate function.
**Karch Kiraly Appearance**
Kiraly, FIVB’s Greatest Volleyball Player of the Century, once said, “No volleyball play can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only technique that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control.” He describes his personal style of play as trying to be a well-rounded, consistent player. Indeed, Kiraly exemplifies greatness over time, and a Karch Kiraly appearance embodies his theories of success and personal control.
**Karch Kiraly Endorsement**
There have been a lot of Karch Kiraly endorsement deals for big brands, including Speedo. Karch Kiraly is also famous for wearing a pink hat during every competition. It has been his trademark since 1992 and he calls it “tradition”. At 46, Karch Kiraly was the oldest player to join competitions—and win them. Kiraly’s longevity is a powerful union of nature and nurture, making him the world’s most decorated beach volleyball player and a Karch Kiraly endorsement a valuable tool for your company’s product or services.
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