Bond Shymansky
Bond  Shymansky

Iowa City, Iowa

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Iowa (1995)


Koberstein named to U.S. Women's Volleyball A2 Team

Koberstein is the first MU player to participate


Volleyball Tops Northwestern, 3-1, in Final Spring Action

Lindsey Gosh led MU with 17 kills


Volleyball Opens Spring Campaign Thursday vs. Milwaukee

Volleyball will host Milwaukee on Thursday


Marquette Volleyball Announces Spring Schedule

MU will compete on four spring dates


Jackie Simpson Joins Marquette Volleyball Coaching Staff

Simpson was a two-time All-American at Wisconsin


NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend - Staying Loose

Marquette's Season of Champions continues into the NCAA Tournament's opening weekend Dec. 6-7 - All-BIG EAST Tournament selections Nele Barber, Meghan Niemann and Elizabeth Koberstein, and coach Bond Shymansky focus on how the team stays loose this time of year.


Thanksgiving Travels, Tournament Time For Marquette

Marquette volleyball gets set for Thanksgiving at the Shymanskys, then BIG EAST Tournament action in Omaha, Neb. Bond Shymansky and Catherine Mayer talk tourney and turkey.


Post-Match Recap: Marquette 3, Xavier 1

Comments from coach Bond Shymansky and Autumn Bailer following Marquette's 3-1 win over Xavier on Nov. 22, 2013 at the Al McGuire Center.


Regular Season Week 12 - City Weekend

Coach Bond Shymansky and Lindsey Gosh talk about the team's weekend trip to the NYC metro area, and the incoming recruiting class.


Regular Season Week 11 - Offensively Inclined

Coach Bond Shymansky and assistant coach Jackie Simpson talk about Marquette's prolific offense in 2013, plus coach Shymansky's recent facial hair growth.

Contact Coach Shymansky
Office: (414) 288-5157
Fax: (414) 288-5885
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Since Bond Shymansky's arrival at Marquette in December of 2008, his motto of "Success Today" has helped a program on the rise reach unparalleled results.

To begin his tenure, Shymansky has led the Golden Eagles to their most successful four-year stretch in program history with a winning percentage of over .700, two NCAA Championship appearances, three consecutive trips to the BIG EAST Conference tournament semifinals and one BIG EAST title match appearance.

In his four seasons at Marquette, Shymansky has helped eight players earn AVCA All-America honors and setter Chelsea Heier earn conference and region freshman of the year in 2011. Eleven Golden Eagles have been named All-BIG EAST Conference honorees under his watch and MU's success in the classroom was recognized with the AVCA Team Academic Award in 2011 for the first time in program history.

In his 11 seasons as a head coach, Shymansky has accumulated 264 career victories and a winning percentage of .719, placing him in the top 25 among all active NCAA Division I head coaches and first in the BIG EAST Conference.

In total, 17 student-athletes have claimed All-America honors under his tutelage and 18 different players have earned a total of 33 all-conference selections.

His fast-paced offense has led to statistical greatness for Marquette in his short tenure. Three Golden Eagles have ranked in the top 10 nationally in assists per set (Nikki Nikki Klingsporn, 2010; Heier, 2011; Elizabeth Koberstein, 2012), while two also landed in the top 20 in hitting percentage (Rabbecka Gonyo, 2010; Danielle Carlson, 2011 and 2012). His 2010 squad hit an astounding .288 as a team with a lineup bolstered by six eventual All-Americans, including Klingsporn, Gonyo, Carlson, Ashley Beyer, Ciara Jones and Holly Mertens.

The Golden Eagles made their second-straight trip to the NCAA tournament in 2012 with a program-best mark of 27-7 overall and a 13-2 ledger in the BIG EAST, the most conference victories in MU history.

The 2011 BIG EAST Coach of the Year guided the Golden Eagles to a 24-11 mark in 2011 and their first NCAA Championship appearance, including a first round victory over No. 24 Western Kentucky. He was also named the 2011 AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year, his second career AVCA region coach of the year award. Shymansky claimed his 200th career victory in a three-set sweep of St. John's on Oct. 8, 2010 as MU went on a school-record 14-match winning streak from Oct. 1-Nov. 12.

In his first season at Marquette in 2009, Shymansky guided the Golden Eagles to an overall record of 18-12 after the team went 11-18 in the year prior to his arrival.

Shymansky's energy and enthusiasm also brought a great deal of life to the Al McGuire Center during his first campaign. He encouraged great student and fan participation, resulting in the first time the building had ever been filled to capacity (4,000) for a volleyball match (Oct. 16, Georgetown).

Shymansky's Honors and Accomplishments
Conference Coach of the Year
2013 BIG EAST (Coaching Staff)
2004 ACC
AVCA Region Coach of the Year
2011 Northeast Region
2004 East Region
Individual Awards/Honors
(click here for Marquette honorees)
• 17 AVCA All-Americans (23 selections)
• 3 Conference Players of the Year
• 24 All-Conference (38 selections)
• 2 Conference Freshmen of the Year
• 2 AVCA Region Freshmen of the Year
• 3 Regular Season Conference Championships
(2 Tournament Titles)
• 8 Professional Players
• 9 Former Players Coaching Collegiately

Shymansky arrived in Milwaukee after serving for each of the previous seven seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets made three NCAA tournament appearances during that time and garnered multiple team and individual accolades.

Georgia Tech posted an overall record of 172-64 (.729) during his tenure, including a 96-38 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He concluded the 2008 campaign with the highest career winning percentage among active ACC coaches, a mark that ranked among 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). He was named the league's coach of the year in 2004 after guiding the program to a 27-7 overall record and a perfect 16-0 conference campaign. He was also the AVCA East Region Coach of the Year that season.

A pair of Yellow Jackets were tabbed the ACC Player of the Year during his tenure at Tech and four players earned spots on the ACC All-Freshman Team.

Shymansky, who initially joined the Georgia Tech coaching staff as an assistant coach under Shelton Collier in February 2000, served as the team's defensive and blocking coordinator in his first two seasons. He was also responsible for scouting opponents, team travel and summer camps and assisted in the training of Maja Pachale, the 2001 ACC Player of the Year, Lauren Sauer, the 2001 ACC Rookie of the Year, and Kele Eveland, the 2003 ACC Player of the Year and 2000 ACC Rookie of the Year.

Prior to his arrival at Georgia Tech, Shymansky spent two seasons on the coaching staff at Iowa State, including a four-month stint as the interim head coach in 1999.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Shymansky has coached in both the high school and club ranks. He served as the head coach at Iowa City High School from 1996-97, guiding his squad to the state semifinals in his second season.

A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Shymansky began his volleyball career at the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the men's volleyball club as a setter and outside hitter from 1991-93. He earned his degree in communications in 1995 from Iowa before completing his master's degree in secondary English education in 1998.

Shymansky is married to the former Catherine Cruikshank of Iowa City, Iowa. The couple has a daughter Corrina, and two sons, Nicholas and Bond.

Shymansky's Coaching Record
Year School Record Pct. Conference Record Pct. Place Notes
2013 Marquette 26-6 .813 BIG EAST 15-1 .938 1st NCAA Second Round
BIG EAST Tournament Title
BIG EAST Reg. Season Title
Highlight Video
Marquette 27-7


BIG EAST 13-2 .867 T-2nd NCAA First Round
BIG EAST Tourn. Runner-Up
Highlight Video
Marquette 24-11


BIG EAST 12-2 .857 T-2nd NCAA Second Round
Highlight Video
Marquette 23-9 .719 BIG EAST 11-3 .786 3rd
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Marquette 18-12 .600 BIG EAST 6-8 .429 T-8th
2008 Georgia Tech 20-10 .667 ACC 12-8 .600 6th
2007 Georgia Tech 22-10 .688 ACC 16-6 .727 3rd
2006 Georgia Tech 20-12 .625 ACC 12-10 .545 5th
2005 Georgia Tech 16-15 .516 ACC 12-10 .545 5th
2004 Georgia Tech 27-7 .794 ACC 16-0 1.000 1st NCAA Sweet 16
2003 Georgia Tech 34-4 .895 ACC 15-1 .938 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2002 Georgia Tech 33-6 .846 ACC 13-3 .813 2nd NCAA Second Round
ACC Tourn. Champ.
Overall 12 years 289-109 .726
Marquette 5 years 118-45 .724
BIG EAST 5 years 57-16 .781

AVCA All-Americans
2012 Elizabeth Koberstein (third team), Autumn Bailey, Meghan Niemann
2012 Danielle Carlson, Elizabeth Koberstein, Holly Mertens
2011 Danielle Carlson, Chelsea Heier, Ciara Jones
2010 Ashley Beyer, Rabbecka Gonyo, Nikki Klingsporn
AVCA All-Region 
2013 Autumn Bailey, Elizabeth Koberstein, Meghan Niemann
2012 Danielle Carlson, Elizabeth Koberstein, Holly Mertens
2011 Danielle Carlson, Chelsea Heier, Ciara Jones
2010 Ashley Beyer, Rabbecka Gonyo, Nikki Klingsporn
AVCA Region Freshman of the Year 
2013 Autumn Bailey
2011 Chelsea Heier
2013 (First Team) Elizabeth Koberstein, Autumn Bailey, Meghan Niemann
(Second Team) Lindsey Gosh, Julie Jeziorowski
2012 (First Team) Danielle Carlson, Elizabeth Koberstein, Holly Mertens
2011 (First Team) Danielle Carlson, Ciara Jones;
(Second Team) Chelsea Heier, Ashley Beyer
2010 (First Team) Ashley Beyer, Rabbecka Gonyo, Nikki Klingsporn
2009 (Second Team) Ashley Beyer, Nikki Klingsporn
BIG EAST Player of the Year 
2013 Elizabeth Koberstein
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year 
2013 Autumn Bailey
2011 Chelsea Heier
All-BIG EAST Championship 
2013 Elizabeth Koberstein (MOP), Nele Barber, Meghan Niemann
2012 Danielle Carlson, Elizabeth Koberstein
CoSIDA/Captial One Academic All-American
2013 Elizabeth Koberstein (second team)
2012 Danielle Carlson (second team)
CoSIDA/Captial One Academic All-District 
2013 Elizabeth Koberstein
2012 Danielle Carlson
BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award (volleyball)
2012 Danielle Carlson
2011 Danielle Carlson
BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award (Marquette)
2012 Danielle Carlson
2010 Nikki Klingsporn
BIG EAST All-Academic 
2012 Danielle Carlson, Carol Henney, Julie Jeziorowski, Elizabeth Koberstein,
Erin Lehman, Catherine Mayer, Holly Mertens, Courtney Mrotek,
Meghan Niemann, Mary Nilles, Ellie Rauch, Casey Read, Jalyn Smith,
Rachel Stier
2011 Danielle Carlson, Carol Henney, Julie Jeziorowski, Ciara Jones, Kelsey Mattai,
Catherine Mayer, Holly Mertens, Courtney Mrotek, Casey Read, Rachel Stier
2010 Danielle Carlson, Carol Henney, Julie Jeziorowski, Nikki Klingsporn,
Kelsey Mattai, Catherine Mayer, Holly Mertens, Courtney Mrotek, Casey Read,
Rachel Stier
2009 Danielle Carlson, Alex Coello, Carol Henney, Rabbecka Gonyo, Nikki Klingsporn
Holly Mertens, Hailey Viola, Kelsey Warner
Professional Players
2012 Danielle Carlson (Sweden)
2011 Ashley Beyer (Sweden/Switzerland)
2010 Rabbecka Gonyo (Spain), Nikki Klingsporn (Germany)


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