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Tech's Bond Shymansky Signs Contract Extension

April 21, 2008

ATLANTA – Bond Shymansky, whose Georgia Tech volleyball teams have averaged more than 25 wins per season over the last six years, has signed a four-year contract extension, athletic director Dan Radakovich confirmed Monday.

Shymansky has compiled a record of 152-54 (.738), winning at least 20 games in five of his six seasons with the Yellow Jackets.

“Our volleyball program has emerged not only as an annual contender for ACC championships but has gained a reputation on a national scale for its consistent success,” Radakovich said, “and Bond is the main person responsible for that success.”

In Shymansky’s six seasons as Tech’s head coach, the Jackets have made three NCAA Tournament appearances, won one ACC championship (2002) and won back-to-back ACC regular season crowns in 2003 and 2004. The 2004 ACC Coach of the year, Shymansky’s players have earned AVCA All-America honors 12 times.

Georgia Tech finished 22-10 overall and 16-6 in the ACC last fall. Two players – senior Ulrike Stegemann and junior Talisa Kellogg – were named to the All-ACC team.

Shymansky first came to Georgia Tech as an assistant coach prior to the 2000 season. After two years in that role he was promoted to head coach, where he has produced one of the highest winning percentages among all active coaches.

In 2003 and 2004, Shymansky’s teams advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Following the 2004 season Shymansky was named AVCA East Region and ACC Coach 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.

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