PAC-12 ALL CENTURY TEAM, KARCH KIRALY, The King of the Beach

Pac-12 All Century Team: Men's Volleyball Player of the Century: Karch Kiraly

Former Bruin Karch Kiraly was named the Men’s Volleyball Player of the Century. Kiraly led UCLA to three national titles during his collegiate career, and was an All-American all four years. He was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2001, he was inducted in the Volleyball Hall of Fame and in 2005 he was inducted into the AVCA Volleyball Hall of Fame. UCLA was 126-5 during his career including two undefeated seasons (1979 & 1982). He won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, and was the captain and team MVP of the 1988 Olympic team that won the gold medal. He also won the gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games, 1986 World Championships and 1985 World Cup. He also has a gold medal on the beach from the 1996 Olympics.

Coach of the Century
  Player Pac-12 Years
Al Scates
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1962-2012
Outside Hitters
  Players Pac-12 Years
Karch Kiraly 1979-82
Celso Kalache 1973-77
Pat Powers 1978-80
Paul Nihipali 1994-97
Asbjorn Volstad 1984-87
Ernie Suwara 1965-67
Mike Lambert 1994-97
Middle Blockers
  Players Pac-12 Years
Bryan Ivie 1988-91
Doug Partie 1981-84
Jeff Nygaard 1992-95
Scott Fortune 1985-89
Setters
  Players Pac-12 Years
Ricci Luytes 1981-84
Dusty Dvorak 1977-80
Stein Metzger 1993-96
Brandon Taliaferro 1997-00
Libero
  Player Pac-12 Years
Erik Shoji 2009-12

KING OF THE BEACH® STORY

Pac-12 All Century Team

PAC-12 ALL CENTURY TEAM, KARCH KIRALY, The King of the Beach

Pac-12 All Century Team: Men's Volleyball Player of the Century: Karch Kiraly

Former Bruin Karch Kiraly was named the Men’s Volleyball Player of the Century. Kiraly led UCLA to three national titles during his collegiate career, and was an All-American all four years. He was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2001, he was inducted in the Volleyball Hall of Fame and in 2005 he was inducted into the AVCA Volleyball Hall of Fame. UCLA was 126-5 during his career including two undefeated seasons (1979 & 1982). He won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, and was the captain and team MVP of the 1988 Olympic team that won the gold medal. He also won the gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games, 1986 World Championships and 1985 World Cup. He also has a gold medal on the beach from the 1996 Olympics.

Coach of the Century
  Player Pac-12 Years
Al Scates
Watch Pac-12 Living Legend feature
1962-2012
Outside Hitters
  Players Pac-12 Years
Karch Kiraly 1979-82
Celso Kalache 1973-77
Pat Powers 1978-80
Paul Nihipali 1994-97
Asbjorn Volstad 1984-87
Ernie Suwara 1965-67
Mike Lambert 1994-97
Middle Blockers
  Players Pac-12 Years
Bryan Ivie 1988-91
Doug Partie 1981-84
Jeff Nygaard 1992-95
Scott Fortune 1985-89
Setters
  Players Pac-12 Years
Ricci Luytes 1981-84
Dusty Dvorak 1977-80
Stein Metzger 1993-96
Brandon Taliaferro 1997-00
Libero
  Player Pac-12 Years
Erik Shoji 2009-12

KING OF THE BEACH® STORY

Pac-12 All Century Team