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GODS to GHOSTS Volleyball is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the rich history of the sport of volleyball. It is our mission to provide a medium in which the legendary players, coaches, and instrumental figures of the sport from the 1950's through today can be acknowledged and remembered for their transcendent talent, colorful personalities, and countless contributions to the sport.
 
The Original Volleyball Talk show / Live MOST Monday's at 10am Pacific. A broadcast about all things Volleyball with hosts KEVIN BARNETT (2-Time Olympian and Professional Broadcaster) and DJ ROUECHE (Official DJ for the AVP & Los Angeles Lakers).
 
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Butch Discusses: - The best women's players on the beach from the old days, including Connie Keller, Jean Brunicardi, Patti Steere, Johnette Latreille, Jean Brunicardi, Edie Conrad, Eileen Clancy, Kathy Gregory, Nina Gruenwinkel-Matthies, Eileen Clancy, and Nancy Cohen to name a few, what made the mixed game so amazing, including some of the best m…
 
Butch Discusses: - Mike O'Hara and his memories of him from the Hollywood YMCA and what made him an impressive indoor player, the time O'Hara asked Butch to play with him at Corona Del Mar in Butch's FIRST open tournament, including some memorable moments from that weekend in '65, Mike Bright and his memories of him, including Mike's paddle boardin…
 
Butch Discusses: - His two men's Open Wins with Rudy Suwara, and Dane Holtzman in Santa Cruz, and his recollection of both of them and what made them great players, his recollection of the '68 Manhattan Beach Open he played in with Mike Bright where they finished 3rd , and how amazing Rundle and Bergmann & Lang & Von Hagen played that weekend, incl…
 
Butch Discusses: - The Mixed game, Eileen Clancy and seeing how talented she was as a young 10 year old kid playing with Jack Jensen, and the fact that she could drink a beer like no one's business, and asked her to play, a classic Butch and Barbara May Marine street mixed open story when they decided to forfeit when they weren't getting along, muc…
 
Butch Discusses: - The 2020 Olympics, including his take on the USA women's indoor team thus far, the USA men's indoor team and where they need to improve moving forward, and which indoor teams he thinks are the favorites to medal. He then touches on the beach volleyball games, what went wrong from Sponcil & Claes, and Dalhausser & Lucena, and who …
 
Butch Discusses: - MUSCLE BEACH. The players that played there over the years he was there, the eclectic group of people from ALL walks of life that hung out there ( body builders, gymnasts, mobsters, pro sport athletes, war heroes, successful business owners, you name it), the CHARACTERS like Steven "TheMatsa" Cahn, the infamous card games played …
 
Butch Discusses: - More details on the '64 Olympic Team, including the FLAWED selection process, how talented Gene Selznick and Keith Erickson were, his recollection as a young beach player trying to "break in" at Muscle, Sorrento, and State Beach, and some CLASSIC stories of "who was who" at each beach, and the HOOPS he had to jump through to make…
 
Butch Discusses: - The patriotic story of how he got his nick name "BUTCH" while still in the womb, his start in the sport as a high school kid growing up in Hawaii, and seeing the talented players at the Outrigger, and Hawaiian Village, including an epic story of sneaking in the Outrigger and taking a hit to the face from future '68 Olympic teamma…
 
Ron Von Hagen shares his recollection of the infamous 1968 Manhattan Beach Open where he and Ron Lang BATTLED Larry Rundle & Henry Bergmann for 7 plus hours between the Winners bracket finals, and FINALS, where they were dead even until it got dark and Lang couldn't see the ball. Amazing.... Support the show (https://godstoghosts.com/donate/)…
 
Dennis Discusses: - How he made a living after his volleyball career concluded, running beach volleyball clinics, and selling his amazing art work while living out of his van, how grateful he is for his amazing wife Barbara, and some of his dearest friends: Digger Graybill, and the late George Stepanof and his wife Arlene. Support the show (https:/…
 
Tom Discusses: - Some great stories after his volleyball career working as a bar tender here in downtown, Milwaukee Wisconsin at The Rock Bottom, and Miller Time Pub including , including meeting SO many of his former teammates, peers, and volleyball people he met over the years!, his transition into Coaching as an Assistant Coach at Ottawa Univers…
 
Tom Discusses: - His transition after graduating from Pepperdine to trying out and making the USA Men's National team as a Starter, memories from his time playing on the USA Men's National team, including the HIGHS and LOWS over those years from '93 though '00, his recollections of the '96 Olympiad in Atlanta when he competed on the USA Men's Olymp…
 
Tom Discusses: - His youth growing up in Racine, Wisconsin, and his start in the sport playing at Racine Case high school for his cousin/COACH Gary Sorensen, the talented Wisconsin players he looked up to in his youth, the MOMENT he realized he was capable of playing division 1 collegiate volleyball when he attended a "TOP OF YOUR CLASS" volleyball…
 
Jan Discusses: - The BEST diggers he faced on the FIVB tour, BEST BLOCKERS, all around BEST PLAYERS he faced, and the MOST SPECTACULAR players he competed against that he loved to watch, his view from an international player's perspective of the GOOD things that came from the FIVB, what he is most proud of from his career as a competitor, and how h…
 
Jan Discusses: - Memories from his and partner Bjorn Maaseide's 7 wins on the FIVB tour (including receiving FIVB gold medals from Jane Fonda at an event) :), his memories from both the '96 Atlanta, and '00 Sydney Beach Volleyball Olympics, including some insightful and visceral Olympic stories of his regrets, and what he would have done differentl…
 
Jan Discusses: - His start on the FIVB tour alongside partner Bjorn Maaseide, what the experience was like, including the challenges they faced early on as young upstarts, the established players they faced and were inspired by, and the importance of "believing in yourself and your partner", a great story about his and Bjorn's first trip to Califor…
 
Dennis Discusses: - His thoughts on the beach volleyball game we see today compared to when he played, how his book The Art of Beach Volleyball came about, what he's most proud of from his career, what he's up to now days in 2021, including how GRATEFUL he is for his wife Barbara, his amazing parents who supported him every step of his life, and th…
 
Sam Discusses: - The MEMORABLE moments from his time as the MC of the AVP during its HEY DAY, both on and off the court, his recollection of how the sport crashed in the late 90's due to the EGOS, power struggle between the AVP vs FIVB, the mismanagement, & certain sponsors not following through with the $, his thoughts on the beach game today comp…
 
Sam Discusses: - His youth growing up in the North Bay, how amazing it was as a kid to ride his bike or skateboard down to State Beach, Sorrento Beach, & Muscle Beach to watch the legends of the sport play at that time, the amazing volleyball and basketball players that he got to know over the years at Pacific Palisades High School as a Dolphin, ho…
 
Dennis Discusses: - The BEST hitters he ever saw ( Including an amazing story about Mike Stormin' Normand!), best diggers, best team he ever saw on the beach, the MOMENT when he made the decision to become an ARTIST after he and Mike Carey got knocked out of the Laguna Beach Open during the weekend of the Laguna Beach Art Festival, and he visited t…
 
Dennis Discusses: - More of his FOND memories of the players from his era, including Bill "Blowfish" Imwalle, Amy Baldus, Butch May & Eileen Clancy, Buzz Swarts, Dane Selznick, Fred Zuelich, Gary Hooper & Steve Obradovich, his good friend George Stepanof and his AMAZING family ( wife Arlene and son Rick) and all they have done for the sport!, Bob M…
 
Dennis Discusses: Some of the players he saw, played with, and against, or heard about, including John Vallely, Jim Menges, Greg Lee, Bill Leeka, Fred Zuelich, Mike Carey, and Matt Gage, a funny story of playing in the Manhattan Beach Open with Ron Von Hagen and how nervous he was, winning the '77 Capitola Northern California Beach Championship wit…
 
Dennis Discusses: - The music he and the players were listening to back in the 70's, how he used to live at his parent's house in Yucaipa over the summer and drive to the beach and back home EVERY day, seeing John Vallely play at the beach and how amazing he was, meeting Wink Davenport and the influence he had on him, being in the armed forces, and…
 
Dennis Discusses: - His youth growing up in Yacaipa, CA, how his dad started a little league baseball team there, how supportive his parents and sister were to him as a youth, and how Dennis went on to achieve some incredible high school accolades as a baseball and basketball player (All - CIF, and Honorable mention All-American), his first exposur…
 
Andy Discusses: - The best diggers he competed against in his era, best teams he competed against, what it takes to be a good overhand digger, a classic story from Lake Tahoe when he was playing against Jim Menges and Greg Lee and he hit a ball straight down that bounced into Greg's "Lee family jewels", his time competing collegiately in volleyball…
 
Andy Discusses: - His partnership with Dane Selznick and what made them such a great team over their partnership together, his recollection of the '79 Beach World Championships when he and Dane lost in the first round to Rocky Ciarelli & Tom Wade and battled back to reach the finals, where they lost 16-18 in an EPIC double final to Sinjin Smith and…
 
Andy Discusses: - His youth and unique family history growing up in LA, learning the sport of volleyball as an "overactive youth" at the Santa Monica Beach Club, being invited by established Beach Club volleyball member John Meek to play in the Laguna Beach Open at the age of 22 where they defeated the 4th seeded team of Gary Hooper & Fred Zuelich …
 
Bill Discusses: - The 'infamous" '67 Manhattan Beach Open when he and Vogie lost in the first round, and then drank beer the rest of the weekend and made it to the finals against Ron Lang & Ron Van Hagen ( including the antics Leeka and Vogie pulled in the final that led to it being interrupted on multiple occasions when the crowd threw beer bottle…
 
Bill Leeka Discusses: - How he met Ron Von Hagen at UCLA when they pledged the BETA THETA PI Fraternity together as freshman, how he learned to play volleyball as a freshman football player on the volleyball court behind the frat house, playing at Sorrento Beach and learning more about the sport from Wally Busby and the other fixtures at the beach,…
 
Jan Discusses: - Growing up in Norway, what the country is like, and how he got his start in volleyball as a youth, playing indoors professionally, including his time on 2 French professional teams in the 80's - Arago Sete, & AS Cannes, some of the best international indoor players he competed against and looked up to, how he learned the sport of b…
 
Jeff Discusses: - The OFF THE COURT "fun" volleyball players in the 70's had with the volley dolly's ( EPIC stories!), one of his most memorable finishes in the '74 Manhattan Beach Open playing with Leonard Armato, and the teams they beat along the way, and how fun the player parties were after the tournament! Support the show (https://godstoghosts…
 
Dave Bordwell Discusses: - More insight on Ron "8-0" Lang , the best diggers from that era, the best hitters from that era, several EPIC stories about the most FEARED guy on the beach, Steno Brunicardi, Dave's memories of winning the '62 Laguna Beach Open with partner Gordon Evans, and winning the '65 Corona Del Mar Open alongside partner Ron Von H…
 
Dave Bordwell Discusses: - His good friend Keith Erickson and some CLASSIC stories about him and his athletic prowess & some shenanigans' between them ( including the time they threw water balloons at passerby's from their hotel balcony in San Diego), the time Bordwell saw Peter Velasco hit at ball at State Beach that bounced on the restroom roof, …
 
Dave Bordwell Discusses: - His start in the sport as a 18 year old kid in 1950 thanks to his girlfriend at the time who took him to State Beach and introduced him to Bernie Holtzman, who taught him the game, Bordwell's world class track & field talents ( running the 200 meter dash in 20.6 secs, and long jumping 25 feet 7"), his recollection of the …
 
Jeff Discusses: - Mike Maas and what a talented indoor defensive player he was, the West LA Window Shades USVBA team he captained and some FUN stories about the team, his High School indoor coaching career as an assistant coach for two of the most talented programs in the history of California : The Laguna Beach Artists ( under head coach Bill Ashe…
 
Ron Lang pays tribute to O'Hara & Bright and Discusses: - How he first met Mike O'Hara in '56 after O'Hara got out of the service and played in a tournament with him, the Selznick & O'Hara rivalry where he and Mike Bright were just side shows to Selznick & O'Hara when they played one another, how honored Lang was when the O'Hara family asked him to…
 
Jeff Discusses: - A mesmerizing story about the most impressive hit he EVER witnessed (courtesy of Henry Bergmann) during an early round Saturday match at the '70 or '71 Manhattan Beach Open, how amazing the crowds were for the Manhattan Beach Open back then with fans packed all around the court, on the stairs, the pier, and the strand, some of the…
 
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Jeff Jordan - Part 1 Interview. Jeff Discusses: - Growing up in the South Bay as a talented baseball and basketball player, how he learned the sport of volleyball during a class at UC Irvine in College, playing in the Manhattan 6 man tournament with Ted Dodd, and being recruited by Pepperdine Coach, Harlen Cohen, to play indoors alongside Ted at Pe…
 
Ron Lang Interview. From August 30th_2018 Part 1 Ron Lang Discusses: - Why he thinks Gene Selznick is the GREATEST American volleyball player in history, ever!, the strategy he would use playing against the modern day best player, Phil Dalhausser, a classic story of playing a young Jim Menges when he taught him a lesson!, how he didn't play the gam…
 
Fred Zuelich Part 2 ( Conclusion). Fred Discusses: - Some of the talented players he competed against when he played, his "foggy" memory of the after party when he won the '73 Manhattan Beach Open, the surreal experience of driving back down to San Diego after he won the MBO, the amazing comradery between the players back then, what it was like see…
 
Fred Zuelich Part 1. Fred Discusses: - His start in the sport as a surfer surfing at 42nd Street in El Porto and the infamous "Black Ball", which meant you couldn't surf, so he played beach volleyball during the break from surfing, his time at SDSU where he went to college, earning his way up through the ranks on the beach through the ranking syste…
 
John Vallely. John Discusses: - His youth growing up in Newport Beach surfing, working for his dad, playing basketball, and learning the sport of volleyball, his journey as a talented basketball player starting out at Orange Coast Community College where he met his amazing wife, Karen, transferring to UCLA and playing guard for John Wooden at UCLA …
 
Holly McPeak Interview. Holly Discusses: -Her start in the sport as a kid in the South Bay on the beach with her dad, brother, and sister, the pro players she witnessed in her youth that inspired her, playing indoors at Mira Costa high school for legendary coach Dae Lea Aldrich, and some of the amazing players she played with there in the Mustang p…
 
Mike Cameron is a former professional Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and Florida Marlins over a 16 year career. In 2002, Cameron became the 13th player to hit four home runs in one game. He was also an All-S…
 
Tom Chamales - Part 3 ( Conclusion) Tom Discusses: - The 4 most memorable/MAGIC plays from his career ( including the time he ran down a ball and set it perfectly, the time he hit a ball at Sorrento during a practice game and it SHOOK the sand, and the time he bounced a ball OVER the Sorrento wall into the Hilton families yard and who he met there …
 
Tom Discusses: - Winning the Sorrento Beach Open in '74 with Marshall Savage over Von Hagen & Menges after he showed up at the beach partnerlesss, his IVA career from '75 - '77, playing in the '76 World Championships with Von Hagen against Menges & Lee when the lighting was crashing, and he was CRUSHING BALLS even though they lost in the finals, go…
 
Kerri Walsh Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist. She is the beach volleyball career leader in both career victories and career winnings as of 2016, with 133 victories and $2,542,635 in winnings. Walsh Jennings and teammate Misty May-Treanor were the g…
 
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