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Kristian

Kuld

Director
Head Coach 12-Mizuno

Personal

Kristian is a Founder, Co-Director and Head Coach at Actyve volleyball. In addition to his positions at Actyve, Kristian currently is an Assistant Coach Long Beach State University. There, he has assisted in 2 conference championships, and an NCAA Championship appearance under one of the most highly touted coaches in Women's Volleyball history, Brian Gimmillaro.  Now under the leadership of Joy Mckienzie-Fuerbringer, he serves as the top assistant coach on the nationally top 10 ranked Long Beach State Beach Volleyball team. 

At Actyve Kristian has finished in the top 3 at National Qualifiers in each of the last 3 years including a win at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Qualifier and appearance at Junior Nationals in Dallas with his 18s team.

Kristian's graduating seniors have gone on to play all over the country including, Ivy league schools, Div 1 Top 25 programs, Divi 2 top 5 programs, top Div 3 academic colleges and more. He has coached NCAA All-Americans and National Champions, as well as Club & High School All-Americans.

Coaching Experience

Long Beach St. University

  • 2014 -Present - Assistant Coach of Beach Volleyball

    • Big West Conference Champions​

    • 2x Big West Conference Runner-Ups

    • 4 AVCA All-Americans

    • 2014 NCAA Finalist​

  • 2014-2016 - Volunteer Assistant for Indoor Volleyball​

    • Big West Conference Champions​

    • 2x Big West Conference Runner-Ups

    • 5 AVCA All-Americans

Actyve

  • 2019 - Head Coach 14-Mizuno K, Assistant 12- Mizuno
    & 16- Mizuno

  • 2018 - Head Coach 18-Mizuno & 12-Mizuno

  • 2017 - Head Coach 18-Mizuno 

    • Gold Medal 18-American Spokane PNQ Qualifier

    • 9th in 18-Open Las Vegas Classic

    • 12th in 18-Open JVA West Coast Cup

  • 2016 - Head Coach 17-Mizuno & 12-Mizuno

    • Bronze Medal 17-American LA SoCal Qualifier

    • 5th Orlando AAU Nationals

  • 2015 - Head Coach 16-Mizuno

    • Silver Medal 16-American Spokane PNQ Qualifier

Sports Shack

  • 2013/14 - 18-1s - 5th at Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, MN
                   - 15-1s
                   - 18-2s

  • 2012/13 - 17-1s - 2nd at Junior Nationals in Dallas, TX

  • 2011/12 - 16-2s

Playing Experience

As an athlete, Kristian was a true-freshman walk-on Libero at UCLA and by senior year he had become a scholarship athlete playing for the #1 ranked team in the nation. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he had a decorated club career as a 5x Provincial Champion, highlighted by winning a Gold medal at the 18 Open National Championships. As a beach volleyball player Kristian won back-to-back bronze medals at the 18 National Championships and played amongst the U-19 National team winning many tournaments both nationally and internationally. As a teen athlete, Kristian was more highly regarded as a soccer player than volleyball, having trained with a professional teams academy in Brazil and was expecting to play at the Division 1 level prior to selecting UCLA and a path towards volleyball

UCLA (2008-2012) - Libero

        - 2x Outrigger Invitational Tournament Champion

        - Ranked #1 in the nation in 2012

 

Playing Awards

  • 2012 Outrigger Invitational Tournament Champion

  • 2011 Outrigger Invitational Tournament Champion

  • UCLA 2011/12 All-Academic Team &10x member of Directors Honor Roll

  • 2008 18 Open National Champion

  • 2007 & 2008 Beach Volleyball 18 Open Bronze Medalist

  • 2008 AAU America's Cup Champion in Puerto Rico

  • 5x Provincial Champion

Testimonial

"Kristian was an extremely positive, enthusiastic, constructive and inspiring coach. His wealth of volleyball knowledge significantly improved my game. Not only is Kristian a terrific coach, but he is also a terrific person. He truly cares about his players and will go above and beyond so that you can succeed in your club and collegiate career." 

- Jennifer Krems - 2013 Junior National Silver Medalist

Amherst College '18

 

"Kristian was my coach for 3 years and I learned so much from him. There was never a moment when I doubted his coaching. He makes it a point to develop a sense of trust between him and his players which creates a great atmosphere for learning the game. Not only does he ensure success on the court, but he also ensures success in your career after club. Even at the collegiate level, I still look to Kristian for advice. Any question you have for him he will go out of his way to answer to the best of his ability. Kristian truly cares about the game and his players. "

- Amanda Park - 2013 Junior National All-Tournament Team & Silver Medalist

Florida Southern '18