Maddison McKibbin was a three-time state champion at Punahou High in Honolulu for indoor volleyball. He was the MVP of both the 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list as well as the Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-American Team. After graduating high school, Maddison continued his indoor career as opposite/outside hitter at the University of Southern California.
His brother, Riley, also attended USC and was the setter (twice advancing to the Final Four). After graduating from USC, the brothers played professionally over in Europe and then transitioned to beach volleyball on the AVP Pro Tour, where they play together and are known by fans as the ‘Bearded Brothers.’