Kevin began playing volleyball at the age of 16. His talent shone through when playing indoor at Palomar College where he helped the Comets reach the state finals his second year. He earned first team all- conference, led the league in kills, 3rd in hitting percentage, 4th in aces and 7th in blocks state-wide. Recruited on to Holy Names University in Oakland, California on a full scholarship, Kevin was named team captain and still holds the record for highest hitting percentage in a game 68.9% and most aces in a match 17. After college Kevin moved to Europe and played as outside hitter indoor for Asse-Lennik, a team in Brussels.
Kevin then moved back to California and began to compete on the American Volleyball Professional Tour. He has quickly improved and shot up the ranks starting at 244th in the nation now to 10th in only a few years. He has high aspirations to play for USA and is one to watch for Rio 2016 Olympics. There is much more to come from Kevin McColloch.
Q & A
NUMBER OF YEARS PARTICIPATING IN YOUR SPORT?
WHEN DID YOU START YOUR SPORT?
When I was 17 years old.
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU SPENT AS A PROFESSIONAL?
Around 1 year.
WHO / WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
People who have fun doing what they love.
IF YOU WERE NOT A PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYER YOU WOULD BE?
A pioneer, world traveler…
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SONGS CURRENTLY LOADED ONTO YOUR IPOD?
Listening to some MGMT right now… Big fan of anything you can move too!
WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL?
Fam, friends, health…
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SPECIAL TALENT (MUSIC/WRITE/DRAW/PAINT)?
I can clap with one hand. I write super random short stories.
TO ME, OAKLEY IS:
The best gear out there.
BANDS: Van Halen, Metallica, Tiesto, Bob, Bone thugs… All over the place FILMS: Braveheart, Empire strikes back, Gladiator, Pulp Fiction, anything done by pixar, Raiders of the lost Ark, Anchorman… so many more. BOOKS: Ender’s Game, Dune, Sands of Time, Harry Potters (nerd). TV SHOWS: Always sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, House, Discovery and Nat Geo channels. DRINK: H20, big crush on Milkshakes.
WHAT SHOT/PART OF THE GAME ARE YOU WORKING ON?
Lefty Yatchzee, baby cutty…
DO YOU FOLLOW A SPECIAL DIET?
80% Perfect 20% Whatever.
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE?
Do whatever my trainer/volley partner tells me.
WHAT IS THE GREATEST LESSON YOU’VE EVER LEARNED?
Enjoy YOUTH at every age…
5 ITEMS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Volley equipment, Street tacos, Surf board, Oakleys, probably coffee…
IF YOU COULD BE SOMEONE FAMOUS, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
Larid Hamilton (Burkhart breaks boards).
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE?
A mix between Will Farrell, James Bond and a young Harrison Ford.
PARTY ANIMAL OR MELLOW TV ON THE COUCH?
Or C) all of the above.
FAVORITE PLACE TO VACATION?
Tahiti hands down.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE THAT VOLLEYBALL HAS TAKEN YOU AND WHY?
Thus far I would say Columbia, The locals were rad they loved a 6’5” blond divot seeker… They liked me so much that they called me Monkey.
ANY LAST WORDS?
Can someone set up a date with Minka Kelly for me?