American beach-volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings was born to a baseball player father and a volleyball player mother, and was naturally drawn toward sports. She later attended Stanford on a sports scholarship and won three gold medals at the Olympics. She is married to fellow beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings
Karch Kiraly is an American volleyball coach and broadcast announcer. A former player, Kiraly helped the U.S National Team win gold medals at 1984, 1988, and 1996 Olympics. Kiraly is the only player to have won gold medals in both beach volleyball and indoor Olympic categories. He is currently serving as the head coach for the US women's volleyball team.