Dec. 9, 2004
Georgia Tech head volleyball coach Bond Shymansky has been named the 2004 Tachikara/American Volleyball Coaches Association East Region Coach of the year, as announced by the AVCA Wednesday.
Shymansky, in his third season as head coach of the Yellow Jackets, had led Georgia Tech into the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the second straight year, with a 27-6 overall record this season. The 2004 Atlantic Coach Conference Coach of the Year, Shymansky led the Yellow Jackets to a perfect 16-0 ACC record for the first time in school history. After a rigorous opening schedule in which Tech posted a 2-5 record with four losses coming against currently ranked opponents, the Jackets have now won 25 of 26 straight matches, including a win over No. 16 Santa Barbara in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In three seasons, Shymansky has a 94-16 record, including a 44-4 mark in ACC matches. He has led Georgia Tech to three NCAA Tournament berths, including an appearance in the NCAA Region Finals in 2003. Under his tutelage, the Yellow Jackets have averaged 31 wins a season.
This marks the first time in Shymanksy’s career that he has won the award and he is the second coach from Georgia Tech to be honored, as former head coach Shelton Collier (1991-2001) was named as the AVCA East Region Coach of the Year in 1991.
Shymansky will be honored with seven other coaches at the 2004 AVCA annual convention in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 16.