Monday, December 15, 2008

Shymansky New Head Volleyball Coach

Bond Shymansky has been tabbed the new head coach of the Marquette women's volleyball team. Marquette University AD Steve Cottingham announced that Shymansky, who has a plethora of postseason experience and recruiting success at the NCAA Division I level, will be taking over the program.

After former coach Patti Rolf resigned with just a couple weeks left in the 2008 season, Shymansky will surely be welcomed. He was the head coach at Georgia Tech University the last seven seasons. Under Bond, the Yellow Jackets made three NCAA Tournament appearances. Georgia Tech's overall record of 172-64 (.729) included a 96-38 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He finished the 2008 campaign with the highest career winning percentage among active ACC coaches, a mark that also put him in the top-20 in the nation.

In seven seasons, Shymansky led Georgia Tech to the NCAA Sweet 16 (2003), the NCAA Elite 8 (2004), ACC Tournament Championship (2002) and ACC Regular Season Championship (2003 and 2004).

At only 37 years of age, Bond Shymansky will certainly breathe alot of life into a program filled with young stars such as Beccka Gonyo, Amy Deelo, Tia Russell, And Ciara Jones.

Brad Galli
MUTV Assistant Sports Director

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