This episode of SANDCAST: Beach volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Matt Fuerbringer, the associate head coach at Long Beach State and one of the all-time good people in beach volleyball. He's a Manhattan Beach Open champion and came within a fingernail of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games with Nick Lucena, a story we discuss on the podcast.
We also chat about:
- His partnership with Casey Jennings, and the emotional team they were that thrived on adversity and in big moments.
- How he felt like he was playing the best volleyball of his career at age 34 or 35
- The leadup to the 2012 Olympics, playing with Nick Lucena, and finishing fifth in the world and still missing out on qualifying
- The lessons he's trying to instill in his kids, and his awesome definition of what it means to have fun at practice
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