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Phil Dalhausser


Phil Dalhausser
  • 2008
  • 2012

Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
Resides: Ventura, Calif.
Birth Year: 1980
Height: 6-9
Weight: 200 lbs
College: University of Central Florida
Current Coach: Mike Dodd
Olympic Experience: 2008 Men's Beach Volleyball (Gold Medal), 2012 Men's Beach Volleyball (9th place)

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  • 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Outstanding Player for the beach games, finished 9th in 2012
  • 2014 FIVB Most Outstanding Player of the Year, Best Blocker, Best Setter and Best Server; won Gold in three FIVB Grand Slams with partner Sean Rosenthal
  • Posted an FIVB record for most consecutive match wins (40) with then partner Todd Rogers in 2011.


  • In 2014, Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal reached the finals in four 2014 FIVB Grand Slam tournaments, winning gold in three (Stavanger, Norway; Gstaad, Switzerland and Long Beach, Calif.), silver at the Grand Slam in The Hague, Netherlands and bronze at the Grand Slam in Moscow, Russia.
  • On the 2014 AVP tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal won the Manhattan Beach Open, took second at Milwaukee and third in St. Petersburg, Fla. Dalhausser's season ended in August at the AVP event in Cincinnati when a strained abdominal muscle forced him out of the tournament. 
  • In their first season as a team (2013), Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB Fuxhou Open in China and the Grand Slams in Rome and Long Beach, Calif. They finished second at the Sao Paulo Grand Slam. The team finished the season ranked 14th. Also won the Salt Lake City AVP event.
  • One week after the 2012 Olympic Games, Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the bronze medal at the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki, Poland (8/14-19).
  • With Rogers in 2011, finished ninth at the World Championships in Rome. Medaled in their final five FIVB events, including victories in Quebec and Stare Jablonki, Poland. Finished the season in second place in the FIVB World Tour rankings and first in the rankings for Olympic qualification.
  • In 2010, became the first American men’s team to win the SWATCH FIVB World Tour championship since the early 1990s when Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos were the top international team when the season overlapped two years (1992-1993). Named Team of the Year with Rogers after winning nine FIVB World Tour titles: Grand Slam gold medals in Italy (Rome), Switzerland (Gstaad), Austria (Klagenfurt) and Poland (Stare Jablonki) along with second- and third-place finishes at major events in Russia (Moscow) and Norway (Stavanger).
    … Dalhausser and Rogers won their 500th match as a team when they defeated  Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil of the Netherlands on July 31 while playing at the FIVB event in Klagenfurt, Austria… The team ended the season with a 23-match winning streak and it won 75 of 86 matches in 2010... The only SWATCH FIVB tournament where Dalhausser and Rogers did not medal was the May event in Shanghai, China, where they finished fourth… Dalhausser and Rogers came through the contender's bracket to win the season opener in Brasilia, becoming the first American team to win a title in Brazil since 1996... Dalhausser dominated the FIVB postseason awards (see below). 2009 – Dalhausser and Rogers won the men's title at the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil in Glendale, Ariz., which pitted top U.S. beach teams against top teams from Brazil... Dalhausser and Rogers played in five FIVB international tournaments and won two (Marseille, France and Klagenfurt, Austria). In Marseille, Dalhausser and Rogers ended the record 25-match winning streak by Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann. Dalhausser was also named the tournament's most outstanding player... Dalhausser and Rogers finished third at the FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Dalhausser led all players in hitting percentage with 68 kills on 90 attacks with nine errors for a 0.656 percentage. He was second among all players in aces with an average of 0.88 per set. He was third among all players in blocks with an average of 2.19 per set... The team won $72,950 internationally for the season and was ranked ninth. 2008 – Dalhausser was named most outstanding player of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament after he and Todd Rogers won the gold medal in Beijing. Dalhausser was the leading server and blocker of the tournament, finishing with 14 aces and 42 blocks in seven matches. Dalhausser and Rogers went 6-1 at the Olympic tournament after losing their opening match to Latvia's 23rd-ranked Martins Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs. Dalhausser and Rogers had the most Olympic qualifying points of any team in the Games, but were ranked second due to an FIVB rule that allows the host country the top ranking if it has a team in the top six... Dalhausser and Rogers played in six FIVB World Tour events in 2008 as they worked to secure Olympic qualification and won the last three Grand Slam events (in Paris, France; Stavanger, Norway; Moscow, Russia)... They finished second in one event (Berlin, Germany) and third in two (Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy; Adelaide, Australia)... Dalhausser was named the Most Outstanding Player of the events in Stavanger and Moscow. The team has won $94,000. 2007 – Dalhausser and Rogerson won the first FIVB world championship for a U.S. men's beach team in Gstaad, Switzerland... Competed in six tournaments winning one gold medal, one silver and one bronze. Won $68,250. 2006 – Played in six tournaments with one first-place finish, one second and one third. Won $49,350. 2005 – Netted one top 10 finish in three tournament appearances... Improved to 78th for the end of season ranking... Earned $11,250. 2004 – Made his debut by finishing 25th in his first tournament... Finished the season ranked 163rd... Received $1,000 in prize money.

    2013 – Dalhausser and Rosenthal won the AVP event in Salt Lake City, finished second at Manhattan Beach and Atlantic City and third in Cincinnati and St. Petersburg, Fla. 2012 – Dalhausser and Todd Rogers finished third at the AVP event in Cincinnati and fifth at the AVP in Santa Barabara, Calif. ...   at the NVL Preakness and took second place. Dalhausser placed third at the FIVB Best of the Beach event in Las Vegas.  2011 – While Rogers was recovering from knee surgery, Dalhausser competed at the NVL event in Miami with former partner Nick Lucena. The team finished first and won $10,000, defeating Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal in the final. 2010 – Dalhausser and Rogers advanced to the final of the AVP season opener in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but the final was canceled due to rain and so they finished tied for second with Nick Lucena and Matt Fuerbringer… Other than Fort Lauderdale, Dalhausser and Rogers won all five of the AVP tournaments in which they competed on 2010 before the AVP ceased operations on Aug. 13… The pair won all 34 matches and lost only six sets. They won $59,750 for the season… Dalhausser and Rogers ended the domestic season by playing in the "Cincinnati Pro Beach Volleyball Players Championship" on Sept. 3-5 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they lost to Sean Scott and John Hyden in the final. 2009 – Dalhausser and Rogers won nine of 15 AVP tournaments with four second-place finishes and one third. Phil also won his first King of the Beach title. The team won $195,170 and finished as the top-ranked men's AVP team. 2008 – Dalhausser and Rogers won 11 out of 15 AVP tournaments with two second-place finishes and two thirds. They won $186,000. They finished third at AVP Cuervo. 2007 – Dalhausser and Rogers played in 17 AVP tournaments with 10 first-place finishes, two seconds, four thirds and one fourth. Won $207,750 and finished season ranked first. 2006 – Dalhausser and Rogers played in 16 AVP tournaments and finished first nine times with one second-place finish and four thirds. Finished in the top-10 in all 16 tourneys. Won $163,975 and finished season ranked third. 2005 – Dalhausser and Rogers played in 14 AVP tournaments with one first-place finish, one second and two thirds. Finished in the top-10 12 times and won $50,037.50. Finished season ranked 13th. 2004 – Played in 10 AVP tournaments with one third-place finish and six top-10 placings. Won $10,647.50 and finished season ranked 21st. 2003 – Played in six AVP tournaments with no top-10 placings. Won $780.

    COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1996 – Named "Most Valuable Player"... Received the William G. Morgan Award for most outstanding player.

    PERSONAL: Born Philip Peter Dalhausser in 1980, in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland...  Parents are Peter and Marianne Dalhausser...  Has one brother, Mark... Phil married beach volleyball player Jennifer Corral in 2011. In June of 2013 they had a son named Sebastian and in 2014 they welcomed a daughter names Sophia... Received a degree in business administration from University of Central Florida... Graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1998... Played tennis for three years, baseball for two years and volleyball for one year in high school... Hobbies include Xbox, fantasy sports, tennis and volley pong... Would be "sitting behind a computer crunching numbers" if he was not playing volleyball...  After college, worked for a concrete company and then worked a short time for a firm that painted stripes on Florida highways... Lists his dad as the person he most admires because he has endured "many serious illnesses"...  Dalhausser credits partner Todd Rogers (who was an assistant volleyball coach at UC Santa Barbara) with making him a better player... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter... Phil's nickname on the AVP tour was the Thin Beast… In June of 2012, prior to the Olympic Games, Phil was hospitalized and treated for blood clots in his shoulder and arm.

    PARTNERS: 2013 – Sean Rosenthal. 2013 – Sean Rosenthal. 2012 –Todd Rogers 2011 – Todd Rogers 2010 – Todd Rogers. 2009 – Todd Rogers. 2008 –Todd Rogers. 2007 – Todd Rogers. 2006 – Todd Rogers.  2005 – Nick Lucena (FIVB with Todd Rogers). 2004 – Nick Lucena (FIVB with Adam Roberts). 2003 – Nick Lucena, Justin Phipps.

    HONORS: 2014 – USAV Male Beach Player of the Year. 2013 – FIVB Most Outstanding Player. 2012 – FIVB Best Blocker... FIVB Best Offensive Player... FIVB Best Setter. 2011 – USAV Beach Male Athlete of the Year...FIVB Best Setter. 2010 – FIVB Most Outstanding Player… FIVB Best Blocker… FIVB Best Offensive Player… FIVB Best Hitter… FIVB Best Setter… FIVB Team of the Year (Todd Rogers)… FIVB Tour Champion  (Todd Rogers). 2009 – USA Volleyball Male Beach Athlete of the Year, FIVB Best Offensive Player, FIVB Best Hitter, FIVB Best Setter, AVP Most Valuable Player... AVP Best Defensive Player... AVP Best Offensive Player... Crocs Cup Champion (with Todd Rogers)... Team of the Year (with Todd Rogers). 2008 – FIVB Sportsperson of the Year... Best Hitter... Best Offensive Player... Best Blocker... AVP Most Valuable Player... Best Offensive Player... Best Defensive Player... Crocs Cup Champion (with Todd Rogers)... Team of the Year (with Todd Rogers). 2007 – FIVB Best Blocker and Best Hitter... AVP Team of the Year and Crocs Cup Champion (with Todd Rogers)... AVP Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player. 2006 – FIVB Most Improved Player... AVP Best Offensive Player.  2005 – AVP Best Offensive Player.

    Updated December 2014

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