ATLANTA (Jan. 26) – Bond Shymansky, a former assistant coach at Iowa State University, has been hired as an assistant volleyball coach at Georgia Tech, head coach Shelton Collier announced Monday.
Shymansky, 27, joins Collier’s staff after serving two years at Iowa State University, first as an assistant coach during the 1998 season and as an adminstrative assistant in 1999.
“I consider Bond one of the real bright, young coaches out there today,” said Collier. “Bond is an excellent technical coach and is an aggressive and hard-working recruiter. I am very excited about the impact Bond will have on our current players and on our future recruiting at Georgia Tech.”
Prior to his stint at Iowa State, Shymansky was the head coach at Iowa City High School from 1996-1997. In his second year at City High (1997), his squad made the state semi-finals, earning him a nomination for Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year. In addition to his club and high school coaching experience, Shymansky has coached at a number of college camps throughout the nation.
Shymansky’s main responsibility at Georgia Tech will be as the defensive coordinator, which will include individual and team defensive duties. In addition, he will be responsible for the scouting of opponents and coordinating game plans.
A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Shymansky began his volleyball career at the University of Iowa, where he participated on the men’s volleyball club team from 1992-1993. Shymansky earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1995 and a master’s degree in secondary English education in 1998 from Iowa.
He is married to the former Catherine Croukshank of Iowa City. The couple has a four-year-old daughter Corrina and a one-year-old son, Nicholas.