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Prior to her
arrival at UMass Boston, Terry Condon had a reputation for turning
around struggling programs and taking them to plateaus of
In only six seasons at UMass Boston, Condon has won more matches than any other volleyball coach in school history and boasts the highest winning percentage of any coach with over 25 games of experience at the Harbor Campus. Five of her six campaigns have resulted in five of the program's six best win totals as well as a school-record for regular season and conference victories. The pinnacle of her UMass Boston tenure came last season when the Beacons finished 30-5, winning the Little East Conference regular season and tournament championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Beacons were then able to blaze through the New England Regional to capture the program's first-ever New England Championship to advance to the National Championship round in Saint Louis, MO before falling to the eventual national champion in Calvin College, 3-1.
In 2010, her team produced the LEC Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, the conference's Rookie of the Year for the fourth time in five seasons, the AVCA New England Player of the Year as well as a First Team All-American. For her efforts on the sidelines, Condon was named the 2010 Division III New England Region Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the second straight season.
In her first season, she led the Beacons to their highest win total in four seasons and followed that up with the third-highest win total in school history with an 18-12 mark. Her success is attributed not just to her coaching ability, but also to her knack for bringing quality players into the UMass Boston fold, as evidenced by the 2006 Little East Conference Rookie of the Year donning a Beacons' uniform. In 2007, Condon directed UMass Boston to a 15-14 record to mark the first back-to-back seasons of a .500 or better record in school history and, in the process, earned a Little East Conference Tournament berth for the first time in seven years. She finished the season with 40 victories in her first three seasons at UMB to become the program's all-time coaching victory leader and currently owns a career coaching mark of 317-174 for a .646 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.