Longtime UMass Boston Coach Has Led Beacons to Three NCAA Regional Titles
UMass Boston volleyball coach Terry Condon, who has turned the Beacons into a Division III powerhouse, has been chosen as a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s 13th annual Hall of Fame class.
Condon has led the Beacons to six straight Little East Conference regular season titles, five tournament championships, and three NCAA regional titles since taking over in 2004.
"This is a tremendous honor, and I am so grateful to be part of such a distinguished class of Hall of Famers. I could not have done any of this if it weren't for the great coaches and players I have worked with throughout my career," Condon said.
As a student-athlete at UCLA, Condon was one of the most prolific players in program history. (Her No. 34 is retired.) Condon has coached at all three NCAA levels during a nearly 40-year career: at Division II California State Bakersfield, Division I Texas A&M, and Division III UMass Boston. She’s held administrative positions at UCLA and Northeastern University. In addition to serving as coach at UMass Boston, Condon is also the senior associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator for internal operations.
"Her life mission has always been to grow the sport of volleyball and ensure the growth of her players and coaches around her," said UMass Boston Co-Head Coach Michael Houlihan. "She measures her team's success not by wins or losses, but by each person's growth both on and off the court. She is a person that represents the sport with great passion and integrity. Even though she may not want the recognition, it is exactly what she deserves."
Condon will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in December.
The Beacons open their season on September 1 at Emerson College.
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