BLUEGRASS COLLEGE CAMP
Friday, March 6th, 2020
Camp open to all 14u-18u athletes.
Jen Flynn Oldenburg
Oldenburg graduated from Ohio State in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure studies and spent the 2001 season on staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the Buckeyes. During her time on the court from 1996-99, she recorded 3,213 career assists (7th) and 1,138 digs (12th) to secure her place in the program’s history book. She handed out 1,587 assists during the 1997 campaign to check in at No. 4 among OSU’s single-season leaders.
Oldenburg led Ohio State to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and was the first conference player to be named All-Big Ten at two different positions (setter and outside hitter). In the classroom, she received OSU Scholar-Athlete laurels every year and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Following her undergraduate career, Oldenburg went on to be the starting setter for the USA National Team and led the squad to a silver medal at the 2002 World Championship. She also started for the Grand Rapids Force (USPV) and played on the USPV “Dream Team,” starting at setter for the Millennium Cup Champion USPV All-Stars, where she was named to the all-tournament team.
The Pittsburgh, Pa., native is coming back to the Buckeye State after spending six years as the club/associate director of the Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association. She was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the club, handled recruitment for potential collegiate athletes and worked as a private lessons instructor.
Oldenburg returned to her Buckeye roots in 2019 when she joined former Ohio State head coach Jim Stone’s staff as an assistant coach for the USA Volleyball Girls Youth National Team. She helped coach the U18 team to a world championship title in Cairo, Egypt, securing the first gold medal for a U.S. age-group team at that event.
Prior to her time in Pittsburgh, Oldenburg spent nine seasons (2003-12) at the University of Illinois as an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team. She had a hand in all aspects of the program during her tenure, focusing on recruiting, on-court training, travel and summer camps while serving as a liaison for multiple entities throughout the athletics department. Her work with the team’s serving and passing as well as the defensive specialists was instrumental in leading the Illini to four-straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and the NCAA runner-up finish in 2011. Five of her players earned All-America honors and nine different players have received 13 first team All-Big Ten honors.
Miami of Ohio
Having led the RedHawks to back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships, Carolyn Condit enters the 2018 season, her 35th at Miami, as the ninth winningest active coach in NCAA Division I volleyball and the 25th winningest coach of all-time.
Also owning more victories than any coach in the history of the Miami Athletic Department, Condit holds a 610-458 record over 34 seasons in charge of the Red and White. She became the first RedHawk to earn her 600th victory as a Miami coach with a 3-1 victory over Central Michigan on Oct. 13, 2017. Including her four seasons in charge of Xavier, Condit has over 700 wins, holding a career record of 709-536. She earned her 700th career victory on Oct. 14, 2017 with a 3-0 sweep of Eastern Michigan. Condit is the only volleyball coach in the history of the Mid-American Conference to win over 300 league matches, holding a conference mark of 330-203.
Under Condit’s leadership, Miami has won eight MAC Championships, including each of the past two seasons. Last year the RedHawks were 23-9 and were co-MAC Regular Season champions. They went on to win the MAC Tournament title for the first since 2007, defeating Western Michigan in the championship match. In 2016, Miami finished 24-7 and was co-MAC Regular Season champions with a 15-1 league record. After reaching the MAC Tournament Championship match, Miami earned its fourth-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where it took a set off of Pac-12 member Oregon before dropping a 1-3 decision.
Last season was the fourth straight 20-plus win season for Miami under Coach Condit. In 2015, the RedHawks finished 21-10 overall and were third in the MAC with a 12-4 record, advancing to the MAC Tournament Semifinals. That included a 3-0 victory over then 19th-ranked Michigan State. In 2014, Miami also was 21-10 overall and 12-4 in the MAC. It advanced all the way to the MAC Tournament Championship before dropping a heartbreaking fifth set by the score of 13-15.
The RedHawks have boasted amazing success under Condit’s direction. She credits excellent assistant coaches, solid recruiting and a consistent effort towards scheduling high RPI opponents for the steady upgrade of the program. To go with her eight league championships, the five-time MAC Coach-of-the-Year has nine NCAA Tournament appearances and five MAC Player-of-the-Year awards to her credit. That includes Olivia Rusek just last season in 2017.
As one of the most prolific coaches in the MAC, Condit and her staff continue their quest to keep Miami among the elite programs in the conference and region both athletically and in the classroom. Under Condit, 37 athletes have earned a total of 79 All-MAC awards for their play on the court, while 39 athletes have earned a combined 62 All-MAC academic honors (now called Distinguished Scholar Athletes) for their performance in the classroom. Seven of her student-athletes have been named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, and seven of her players (out of eight volleyball players all-time) have earned induction into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame.
Xavier University Athletic Director Greg Christopher announced the hiring of Christy Pfeffenberger (Peff-IN-berger) as head volleyball coach in January of 2015.
The Indianapolis, Ind., native was hired as Xavier’s associate head coach in March of 2014 following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Notre Dame. With the Fighting Irish, she helped mentor two AVCA All-Americans and three all-conference players, while recruiting the nation’s No. 16 ranked recruiting class in 2014. She was previously on the Xavier staff from 2008-10.
All told, Pfeffenberger has 12 years of Division I coaching experience as either an assistant coach, associate head coach or head coach. She also had coaching stints at Dayton (2005) and Youngstown State (2006-07).
In seven of her 10 years as an assistant/associate head coach, she helped her teams capture winning seasons – including trips to the NCAA Tournament in both 2005 and 2012. Pfeffenberger also helped teams win 20 or more matches in a season on five occasions.
Pfeffenberger played collegiately at Dayton from 2000-04, where she participated in two NCAA Tournaments and was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2004. She was also tabbed an AVCA All-American in 2004 and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team.
Coming off earning an NCAA championship, Erin Lindsey is in her first year as head volleyball coach at Santa Clara.
Lindsey spent the last two seasons as an assistant with Stanford which won its eighth NCAA title in December.
She is the 10th head coach for a program that dates back to 1963 and enters her second stint as a head coach after leading Dartmouth from 2011 to 2015.
A former standout player at the University of North Carolina, Lindsey worked with setters and the offense during her time at Stanford, which in 2017 and 2018 produced five first- and second-team All-Americans, including two-time TeamSnap/AVCA Division I National Player of the Year Kathryn Plummer. During her first year, Lindsey helped guide the team to a Pac-12 title and an appearance in the national semifinals.
The Honolulu, Hawaii, native began her coaching career at her alma mater where in five years she helped develop three AVCA All-Americans and seven All-ACC players, including the 2005 ACC Player of the Year. She helped UNC to a share of the league regular-season title twice while also serving as recruiting coordinator. Lindsey recruited three AVCA All-Region and All-ACC players, including Kaylie Gibson, the 2010 ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Lindsey, who was hired at Santa Clara in December 2018, led Dartmouth its most Ivy League wins in program history in 2015 and the Big Green earned their highest league finish since 1998 that season. Lindsey was named the 2015 league co-coach of the year, a first for the school. She coached 10 all-conference players, four Academic all-league student-athletes, and two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. Along with the individual accolades, the team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award four times.
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