|Full name||Phillip Daniel Eatherton|
January 2, 1974 |
|Height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
Eatherton attended Ball State and played on the school's volleyball team from 1994 to 1997. In 1995, he helped the team finish third in the NCAA Championships and was named to the All-Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association second team. In 1997, Eatherton set a Ball State record with a .443 hitting percentage. He helped the Cardinals win the MIVA championship and was named to the All-MIVA first team.
Eatherton joined the U.S. national team in 1997. He played in the 1998 World Championships, 1999 Pan American Games, and 2000 World League. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he helped the U.S. finish fourth.
Eatherton played on the U.S. teams that won a silver medal at the 2005 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup, the gold medal at the 2006 Pan American Cup, the bronze medal at the 2007 FIVB World League, and the gold medal at the 2008 FIVB World League. He was an alternate for the team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Eatherton has two brothers and two sisters. In 2007, he married Katarzyna Ligwinska-Eatherton. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He once was a contestant on The Price Is Right, making it all the way to the "Showcase Showdown".