PODCAST: Phil Dalhausser, Olympic gold medalist, joins Paper Courts

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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About the Author

Travis Mewhirter

Travis Mewhirter is the founder of PaperCourts.com. A graduate from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Mewhirter’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Yahoo! Sports, Northwest Florida Daily News, and the Orange County Register. He currently writes for VolleyballMag.com, DiG Magazine, and Diehards.com, among others.