ProfilePhil Dalhausser's Bio, Stats and Tour Information
January 25, 1980
Where It All Started
Philip Peter Dalhausser was born in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland on January 26, 1980. He moved to the U.S. at a young age where he attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Phil later went on to graduate with a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida where he played on the club volleyball team.
Phil started playing beach volleyball in 2005 and enjoyed a break-out year in 2006 when he partnered with Todd Rodgers, an 11 years veteran of professional beach volleyball. Since teaming up, the duo has become one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time. For a complete list of accomplishments visit Phil’s list of career highlights.
In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Phil and Todd won the gold medal match two sets to one against Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil. Dalhausser made nine blocks in the championship match, with five coming in the deciding third set, putting the U.S. up to a 9-1 lead and eventually winning it 15-4. Dalhausser was named tournament MVP. Phil’s nickname on the tour was the “Thin Beast” and later became “Beijing Beast” after his performance in China.
Phil resides in Orlando, FL with his wife, Jennifer Corral and 2 kids.
Phil lists his dad as the person he most admires because he has endured “many serious illnesses”. He also credits his old partner Todd Rogers (who was an assistant volleyball coach at UC Santa Barbara) with making him a better player.
Internationally Dalhausser and Lucena won four times (tied for the most of any team) and claimed eight medals, which was the most on Tour. The duo finished fifth in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
On the FIVB Tour Dalhausser and Rosenthal played twice with a best of ninth. Then he won three silvers and one gold in five competitions with Lucena.
On the FIVB Tour, they had one semifinal in the first four events, then followed that up with four straight gold medal match appearances, winning three titles including the Long Beach event. While the pair did not reach a semifinal in their last two international events, they still completed the season second in points and first in wins (three).
In the World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Dalhausser and Rosenthal placed ninth. They won two more gold medals in Grand Slam events, including in Long Beach. Their three gold medals tied for the most on Tour, but they finished ranked ninth as they only played in eight tournaments.
Dalhausser and Casey Jennings competed together in one FIVB event, winning a silver.
On the AVP Tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal advanced to five semifinals in the nine events, winning once and placing second twice. They were the fourth ranked team on tour. Dalhausser finished second in blocks per game (1.89) and hitting percentage (.475) and fourth in aces per game (.87).
At the London Olympics, they finished 9th.
For the season, the pair played in nine events with four medals, ending as the third-ranked team on the FIVB Tour.
On the FIVB Tour, 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. They won nine titles in their 12 international outings, setting the mark for the most team wins in FIVB single season history. The pair won the last five FIVB events they played in, including three Grand Slams, ending on a 23-match win streak.
Career stats provided by the Beach Volleyball Database.