HEAD COACH WILL CONDON
Will Condon enters his fourth season as the helm in 2020. He was named the Lindenwood women’s volleyball head coach in January of 2017.
In 2019, the Lions finished 11-16 including a 2-13 mark in the GLVC. Lindenwood was one of the top teams in all of the GLVC in service aces, ranking third, with a 1.46 average for the season. Sadie Kosciuk ranked second in the conference with a 0.39 service ace average per set, and she also ranked eighth in the GLVC with 3.80 points per set.
In 2018, the Lions posted their second-consecutive winning season under Condon, finishing the year at 16-14. As a team, the Lions were 36th in NCAA DII in blocks per set at 2.19 and 68th in hitting percentage at .215. Sadie Kosciuk led the MIAA with 1.19 blocks per set and was fifth in the conference with a .317 hitting percentage. The Lions' best game of the season came on Aug. 31, when the Lions swept #22 Augustana on the road.
In his first season with Lindenwood, Condon oversaw one of the top seasons in Lindenwood volleyball history. The Lions were 20-13, the first 20-win season in the NCAA era of Lindenwood volleyball. Additionally, the Lions set single-season records in kills (1,483), attack percentage (.211), assists (1,374), aces (173), digs (2,044), solo blocks (52), block assists (406) and total points (1,911). Condon coached two players - Megan Hellwege and Emily Wylie - who became the first All-MIAA honorees in program history.
Prior to Lindenwood, Condon was the head coach at Armstrong State University for the past nine seasons. He collected a 252-64 record at the school, and his .797 winning percentage was the best mark in program history. Condon’s teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of his nine seasons, and he won five conference regular season titles and four conference tournament crowns.
Condon recorded eight seasons of 20 or more wins at Armstrong State, including four seasons of 30 or more victories. In his first season in 2008, the Pirates won the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles, and they advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Armstrong State won 30 or more matches and won the conference title in every season from 2011-2014. The 2011 team tied a program-record with 36 wins, and the 2013 squad collected a program-best .941 winning percentage.
Prior to coaching at Armstrong State, Condon was the head coach for eight seasons at the University of South Carolina Aiken. He compiled a record of 161-100 at that school and was the winningest coach in program history. He won two Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2006 and 2007. In each of those two seasons, Condon helped the Pacers to their first two NCAA Tournament appearances in program history.
As a head coach, Condon has coached five AVCA All-Americans, all while at Armstrong State. His players have also won 30 AVCA All-Region honors, and two AVCA Region Freshman of the Year awards. In the Peach Belt Conference, he coached 31 first-team all-conference players and nine second-team honorees. Condon earned three conference Coach of the Year awards, and he coached five Peach Belt Player of the Year award winners, two Freshman of the Year winners, four Setters of the Year, and one Libero of the Year.
Condon has previous experience in the MIAA as he was an assistant coach for Emporia State University from 1996-1999. The Hornets finished in the top-12 nationally in hitting percentage in three of those four seasons. Emporia State went 90-53 during that stretch, and Condon worked with five first-team all-MIAA performers, and 13 total all-conference award winners.
Condon played club volleyball at Clemson University, and he earned his bachelor’s degree there in 1996 in management. He earned his master’s from Emporia State in 1999 in business administration.
Condon is married to Lesley Michelle, and the couple has one daughter, Ella.