This episode of SANDCAST: Beach volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features the GOAT, Karch Kiraly. Currently the coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Kiraly has won three gold medals and could very well win another as a coach in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

This podcast is absolute GOLD — pun fully intended. We cover the full range of topics, including:

– Kiraly’s upbringing, and how competing against grown men at 11 years old galvanized his pursuit of finding answers to win, and quickly

– His difficult decision to give up beach to compete on the United States National Team, which resulted in his first gold medal at the 1984 Olympics

– His wildly successful partnership with Kent Steffes

– How he has been able to adapt at every evolution the game, indoor or beach, and remain at the top


If there’s one episode y’all should listen to, it should be no surprise that this is the one. Share it out, tell your friends and fellow volleyball fans.

This episode is, as always, brought to you by Wilson Volleyball. They make the best beach volleyballs in the game, hands down, and we’d love it if you could support them. Head over to Wison and use our discount code, Sandcast-20, to receive 20 percent off all purchases! Yes, we do get a kickback, but we see it as a win-win – you get a discount on the best balls in the game, we get a little extra love!

This episode is also brought to you by Kamena Outdoor! Dave Kamena is a longtime beach volleyball enthusiast and has perfected his outdoor backpack over the previous 17 YEARS! It makes a great Christmas present, or just a great present for yourself. Head over to Kamena Outdoor to get your backpack today!

We would also love it if you could check out our new YouTube channel! Bourne and Mewhirter are expanding the podcast, adding extra episodes and features on YouTube, so check us out and make sure to subscribe to get the latest updates!

If you haven’t seen it yet, our book, Volleyball For Milkshakes, is for sale on Amazon! If you are a fan of the show, you’ll be a fan of this book, as it adds lessons and stories from our guests in a fictional tale based around the Outrigger Canoe Club, where Bourne learned how to play the game!

Thank y’all so much for supporting the show. We couldn’t do it without you.