With a vast resume of playing and coaching experience, Terry Condon officially joined the Tufts University volleyball staff this March. In 2015, Condon was enshrined in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions as both a coach and a player.
She most recently coached at UMass-Boston, successfully turning the Beacons into one of the most recognizable programs in Division III women’s volleyball. During her 11 seasons in Boston, Condon led the Beacons to unprecedented success, including seven straight Little East Conference regular-season and six tournament championships, as well as three NCAA Division III Regional crowns, which the Beacons brought home in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Coach Condon's student-athletes earned multiple All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors. During the Condon era, a total of five players were named AVCA All-Americans. Another eight earned AVCA / New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-Region honors, including two Rookies of the Year. In the Little East Conference, 15 of her players were named to either the first or second team, and UMass had seven different players nab Rookie of the Year while four others were named Players of the Year. Condon was conference Coach of the Year twice, and was selected as the top coach in the region twice. UMass achieved their highest national ranking ever on the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll at 16th under Coach Condon.
The former UCLA standout is considered one of the greatest players to ever step on the floor for the Bruins, having been named to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992. She was the first female athlete to receive this honor, and was also honored as one of the 25 greatest players in UCLA history. Her number 34 was retired by the Bruins as well. During her career the Bruins had an 89-12 record, which included a pair of national titles in 1974 and 1975 and a national runner-up placing in 1976.
She made her mark on the world stage as well, playing for the United States Volleyball National Team throughout the 1970s. She was a five-time member of the USA Women's National team, including the 1970 World Championship team and the Pan American Games teams of 1971 and 1975. Her accomplishments were recognized by her selection to the USA Volleyball 75th Anniversary Women's All-Era Team (1949-77) and her honor as an All-Time Great Female Player by the United States Volleyball Association in 1983.
Following two years as the Head Coach of California State University at Bakersfield, she took over the reigns at Texas A&M University and in six years led the Aggies to three NCAA Tournament appearances. She coached the squad to a 180-101 mark for a .641 winning percentage. She still holds the Aggies' coaching standard for highest winning percentage in a single-season with her 33-4 (.892) mark for the 1984 campaign.
She returned to her alma mater as an Associate Athletic Director for UCLA from 1986-1994 and received three Achievement Awards. She remained in Athletic Administration when she became a Senior Associate Athletic Director at Northeastern University in Boston in 1994 and remained with the Huskies until 1998. Condon's selection as UMass Boston Head Women's Volleyball Coach was in addition to a position that she already held as Senior Associate Athletic Director for the school, which she started as in February 2006.
Highly respected for her contributions to women's athletics, Condon was inducted into the New Agenda: Northeast Women's Hall of Fame to recognize her coaching and teaching accomplishments within the community and the college arena.
Condon graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and currently resides in Rowley.