Akira Kato (1933-1982), the Japanese coach who raised the bar for Peruvian volleyball. Akira Kato, padre del voleibol peruano. Gracias a él el Perú alcanzó altos niveles de competitividad hasta el punto de ganarle a la poderosa Brasil.
Karch Kiraly, one of the all time great volleyball player both indoors and on the beach, and one of my heroes. In 1989 I got to see him play his last indoor match for the us inside la's forum and then saw him play a few beach tournaments.