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Karch Kiraly gets extension, to stay on for 2020 Olympics

U.S. women's volleyball coach Karch Kiraly will stay on to lead the top-ranked Americans for the next Olympic cycle ahead of the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

USA Volleyball announced the contract extension Thursday for Kiraly, who won gold medals as a player in beach and indoor volleyball and has embraced establishing a close-knit culture with the women on the national team during the four-year run up to the Rio Games this August.

An assistant coach on Hugh McCutcheon's staff at the 2012 Beijing Games, Kiraly took over that September with the hopes of getting the Americans on the top step of the Olympic podium this quad after two straight silver medals and losses to Brazil in the gold-medal match.

The Americans are 102-20 under the 55-year-old Kiraly, who brings instant credibility given his decorated playing career.