Kevin Wong is known for his volleyball career, but his first love was basketball. In his senior year, he was named captain and led the team to a state championship. The volleyball team also won a state championship that year, and he was an All-State First Team and State All-Tournament Team selection in both sports. He was also named to the Hawaiʻi High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor in 1990.
Wong attended the University of California, Los Angeles and made the volleyball team as a walk on. The team won two NCAA National Championships while he was there, and he was a three-time NCAA All-American. He also played on the United States Volleyball Collegiate National Team.
Wong went on to enjoy a 15-year beach volleyball career that included a fifth-place finish in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Other accolades include being named the No. 1 Pro Beach Volleyball Player and King of the Beach in 2001.
After retiring from volleyball, Wong forged a career as a television analyst for NBC Sports. He covered the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games and continues to lend his talents to volleyball broadcasts. He currently serves as a board member for the Positive Coaching Alliance, and was honored by USA Volleyball as outstanding male coach after leading his team to a gold medal at the Girls Junior National Championships in 2014.
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