|Title:||Head Volleyball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||UCLA, 1977|
Now in her eighth season at the helm of the UMass Boston volleyball program, head coach Terry Condon has turned the Beacons into one of the most recognizable programs in Division III women’s volleyball today.
During her seven seasons in Boston, Condon has been on a mission to make UMass the premiere place to play collegiate volleyball. For her tireless efforts and work ethic UMass has seen unprecedented success, including three straight Little East Conference regular season and tournament championships, as well as the universities first NCAA East Regional crown, which the Beacons brought home in 2010. With the title, the Beacons earned the program’s first appearance in the National Championship tournament in St. Louis, Missouri.
As the new standard of volleyball in New England, Condon has pushed her athletes to new levels earning them multiple all-conference, region, and American honors. During the Condon era, a total of three players have been named AVCA All-Americans. Another five have earned AVCA/NEWVA All-Region honors, including two Rookies of the Year. In the Little East Conference eight players have been named to either the First or Second Team respectively, and since 2006, UMass has had five different players nab Rookie of the Year while two others have been named Payers of the Year. Condon has also grabbed conference Coach of the Year honors twice, and has been named Region Coach of the Year two-times as well.
Since her arrival in 2005, Condon has set a new standard for the Beacons every single season. Most recently, Condon led UMass to their highest national ranking ever on the AVCA Top-25 Coaches Poll 17th. The Beacons also remained in the top-25 for the entire 2011 season, which was also a first in the program’s history.
Over the last four seasons, the Beacons have finished with
25-wins or more, including a program best 30 which they achieved in
2009 and 2010. Since the 2008 season, UMass has posted a
combined 113 victories. To date Condon currently owns a
career coaching mark of 345-179 for a .658 winning percentage.
Condon has an outstanding volleyball coaching and playing background and is a legendary figure within college and United States volleyball circles. The former UCLA standout is considered one of the greatest players to ever step on the floor for the Bruins, having been named to the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 as well as being honored as one of the 25 greatest players in UCLA history. Her number 34 was retired by the Bruins, as well. She enjoyed a tremendous career with UCLA, helping it to an 89-12 record, which included a pair of national titles in 1974 and 1975 and a national runner-up placing in 1976.
Condon's amazing accomplishments were not limited to the collegiate level, however, as she made her mark on the world stage as well, playing for the United States Volleyball National team throughout the 1970s. She was named a seven-time First Team All-American, two-time Second Team All-American and was the Player of the Year in 1971. Condon enjoyed tremendous success with her teams, racking up three USA Open National Championships and was a five-time member of the USA Women's National team, including the 1970 World Championship team and the Pan American Games teams of 1971 and 1975. Her accomplishments were recognized by her selection to the USA Volleyball 75th Anniversary Women's All- Era Team (1949-77) and her honor as an All-Time Great Female Player by the United State Volleyball Association in 1983.
Condon's achievements transcended her playing career as she went on to a successful coaching career as well. Following two years as the Head Coach of California State University Bakersfield, she took over the reigns at Texas A&M University and in six years, led the Aggies to three NCAA tournament appearances and coached the squad to a 180-101 mark for a .641 winning percentage. The year prior to her arrival, Texas A&M, posted an 18-21 mark and two years later, Condon led the squad to a 40-16 record and a ninth place national finish in 1981. She still holds the Aggies' coaching standard for highest winning percentage in a single-season with her 33-4 (.892) mark for the 1984 campaign.
Following her coaching career, she returned to her alma mater as an Associate Athletic Director for UCLA from 1986-1994 and received three Achievement Awards. She remained in Athletic Administration when she became a Senior Associate Athletic Director at Northeastern University in Boston in 1994 and remained with the Huskies until 1998.
Condon's selection as UMass Boston Head Women's Volleyball Coach is in addition to a position that she already holds, as she was named the Senior Associate Athletic Director for the school in February of 2006. She is the Assistant Director of many area field hockey camps and also works for a tax preparation business.
Highly respected for her contributions to women's athletics, Condon was inducted into the New Agenda: Northeast Women's Hall of Fame last year to recognize her coaching and teaching accomplishments within the community and the college arena.
Condon graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and currently resides in Rowley, MA.