Birthdate: August 20, 1957
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Training Site: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Years Pro: 16
College: San Diego State University
1996 Prize Money: $147,055 #8 (AVP), $ 74,250 (FIVB)
1995 Prize Money: $267,513 #3
1994 Prize Money: $204,253 #3
Career Prize Money: $1,548,752 (as of 8-19-96, fourth overall)
Career Open Wins: 72 (fifth overall)
Married: Nov. 1986 to volleyball pro, Patty Dodd
(daughter's name: Dalas Alicia Dodd)
Silver Medal in Beach Volleyball at 1996 Olympics (first time event held).
Compiled 72 Career Open Wins prior to start of 1997 Season (fifth overall).
$1,548,752 Career Beach Earning total.
1996 - Olympic Silver Medal
- Won San Francisco event (with Mike Whitmarsh)
- Second at Clearwater, Cleveland, New England, Hermosa, Chicago
- Third at Fairfax, New York, Boulder, Grand Haven, Manhattan Beach
- Eighth at King of the Beach
- Named AVP "Most Inspirational Player", "Best Defensive Player",
"Sportsman of the Year"
- $147,055 earnings on AVP Tour
- First at FIVB event in Fortaleza, Brazil (with Mike Whitmarsh)
- Second at FIVB event in Durban, South Africa (with Mike Whitmarsh)
- $ 74,250 earnings on FIVB Tour
- 39 years young
1995 - Compiled 7 Open wins (with Mike Whitmarsh)
- $267,513 earnings
1994 - Compiled 3 Open wins (with Mike Whitmarsh)
- won at: Ft. Myers Beach, Fl
Seal Beach, Calif.
- 9 second place finishes, 5 third place finishes
- $430,636 earnings
1993 - won at: Phoenix Open (with Tim Hovland)
Seal Beach, Calif. (with Whitmarsh)
- second place finishes at Jose Cuervo Gold Crown in Boulder,CO
Chicago, Seaside Heights, and Belmar (all with Whitmarsh)
- third place finish at the U.S. Championships (with Whitmarsh)
1992 - won at Seal Beach, Calif. (with Pat Powers)
- second place finishes at Grand Haven (with Powers); Chicago
(with Hovland); and the Tournament of Champions (with Powers)
1991 - Won the San Antonio Open (with Ricci Luyties)
1985 - Won the Phoenix Open (with Karch Kiraly)
Other Beach Highlights:
- Voted Best Defensive Player in 1994, 1996
- King of the Beach: 4th in 1994 and 1993, 3rd in 1992
- Won five Manhattan Beach Opens with Hovland (1987, 1982-1985)
- Won one U.S. Championships and four World Championships with
Hovland (1989, 1985-1987, 1983) (Note that prior to 1989,
the U.S. Championships were called the World Championships)
- Earned his first career victory at the 1981 State Beach event
- Teamed with Hovland professionally for almost 10 years until the
1990 season. Reunited for several events in 1991, 1992, and 1993.
- Cites Hovland as an inspiration to him.
- Most memorable experience on the tour was his first win at the
Manhattan Beach Open.
- Earned his "AAA" rating at the age of 16, becoming the youngest
player to achieve that level on the beach.
- First played beach volleyball at the age of 10; later played
competitively with his brother, Ted, in amateur events.
(1981-1982, 1985) - Played on the United States National Team
1984 - Named MVP at the USVBA Nationals in Seattle, Wash.
Played four seasons in the Italian Professional Indoor League
- Served on the AVP Board of Directors from its inception, 1983-1995
- Outside business ventures include the stock market, real estate and restaurants
- Speaks Spanish and Italian fluently.
- Enjoys golfing in his spare time and won a Lexus with a hole-in-one in the 1994 off-season.
- Married to WPVA pro Patty Orozco Dodd on November 2, 1986 in Las Vegas
- Has a daughter, Dalas Alicia Dodd, who was born on May 30, 1993, following
the Boulder tournament