He is The Thin Beast, a gold medalist, perhaps the greatest American blocker of all time, if not in the whole world. But if you’d have asked Phil Dalhausser in college if he would have ever been a beach volleyball player, his answer would have been a resounding no. But when you’re nearly 7 feet tall, can set better than anyone on the planet, side out nearly every time and are peerless at the net, well, a career on the beach is a no-brainer.

Enjoy my conversation with Dalhausser, and excuse the rough sound quality.


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