Men's Volleyball

Sean Byron

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Eighth Season

Alma Mater:
Springfield College '93

Sean Byron

03/17/2014

No. 15 Ohio State Hosts Harvard Tuesday

Tuesday's match will be the first meeting between the two programs

02/25/2014

No. 13 Ohio State Hosts No. 14 Ball State Wednesday

The Buckeyes and Cardinals face off for the first time this season in a highly-anticipated match

02/19/2014

No. 14 Ohio State Welcomes Grand Canyon to St. John Arena

The Buckeyes and the Antelopes will play Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. ET

01/30/2014

No. 15 Ohio State Travels to No. 1 Loyola for MIVA Tilt

The Buckeyes and the Ramblers face off at 5 p.m. ET in Chicago

Phone: (614) 247-2784
Email:byron.23@osu.edu

Sean Byron is in his eighth season as an assistant coach for the Ohio State men's volleyball program, serving primarily as the offensive and recruiting coordinator. He has two national championships to his credit--one as a head coach and one as an assistant coach--in addition to accumulating over 500 victories during his time on the sidelines. Coach Byron has coached just shy of 1,000 career matches at the high school, collegiate, and international level.

During his time in Columbus, the Buckeyes have compiled a 135-66 (.672) record, won five of seven MIVA regular season titles, 4 MIVA tournament titles, and captured the NCAA championship in 2011. He coached six AVCA All-Americans (three First and three Second Team), as well as the 2014 Newcomer of the Year winner, Driss Guessous. He coached 10 Second-Team All-MIVA league selections, 17 First-Team All-MIVA selections and 4 MIVA Players of the Year since 2008.

Coach Byron has invested much time with USA Volleyball in various roles, including head coach, team leader, and assistant coach. He coached qualifying teams for three World Championship Tournaments (2013 Izmir Turkey, 2009 Venice Italy, and 1998 Dominican Republic) for the U-19 and U-21 divisions. He served as an assistant coach in the World University games in 2005 and the Pan American Cup in 2011.

Prior to Ohio State, Byron spent 8 years (15 seasons) in the unique position of men's and women's volleyball coach at Rutgers University-Newark. His teams at Rutgers-Newark qualified for NJAC and EIVA playoffs 14/15 seasons and he compiled a 232-225 (.508) record. Before his time at Rutgers-Newark, he coached three seasons at East Stroudsburg University (PA).

He began his coaching career at his alma mater in Springfield Massachusetts as a member of the teaching faculty and head men's volleyball coach. In his first season as a head coach at Springfield, Byron's team won the Molten DIII National Championship, and in two seasons his teams were 31-18 (.632). Prior to Rutgers-Newark he coached three seasons at East Stroudsburg University (PA).

Byron also teaches National Certification courses for aspiring club, high school, and college coaches through USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program (C.A.P.) as an esteemed member of USA's teaching CADRE. He is an accomplished writer, having written journal articles and contributing a chapter on setting for Volleyball Skills and Drills, an all-encompassing master skills book developed by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Additionally, Byron was the subject of Coaching Volleyball's feature story in the May/June 2003 issue.

Byron holds both Bachelor (1993) and Master (1999) degrees in Physical Education from Springfield College. As an undergraduate, Byron started as an outside hitter on the volleyball team and served as co-captain his senior year. He is married to Julie Byron and they have two daughters, Grace (age 10) and Calleigh (age 7). They live in Westerville, Ohio with their dog, Chloe.

COACHING RECORDS

Year Position W-L Pct.
2014 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 11-16 .407
2013 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 19-8 .704
2013 USA Junior National Team Assistant Coach 4-4 .500
2012 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 21-9 .700
2011 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 26-6 .813
2011 USA Pan Am Cup Assistant Coach 4-1 .800
2010 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 22-8 .733
2009 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 16-11 .593
2009 USA Youth National Team Assistant Coach 6-4 .600
2008 Ohio State Men's Assistant Coach 20-8 .714
2008 USA Youth National Team Assistant Coach 4-0 1.000
2007 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 2-26 .071
2006 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 10-20 .333
2006 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 23-12 .657
2006 USA Junior National Team Assistant Coach 8-1 .889
2005 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 13-15 .464
2005 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 19-7 .731
2005 World University Games Assistant Coach 4-4 .500
2004 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 16-11 .593
2004 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 7-16 .304
2003 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 15-12 .556
2003 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 25-9 .735
2002 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 19-12 .613
2002 USA Youth National Team Head Coach 3-2 .600
2002 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 15-10 .600
2001 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 10-20 .333
2001 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 18-9 .667
2000 Rutgers-Newark Men's Head Coach 11-18 .379
2000 Rutgers-Newark Women's Head Coach 6-16 .273
1999 East Strougsburg Men's Head Coach 7-13 .350
1999 East Stroudsburg Women's Head Coach 5-15 .250
1999 USA Junior National Team Assistant Coach 8-1 .889
1998 Springfield College Men's Head Coach 16-11 .593
1998 East Stroudsburg Women's Head Coach 7-18 .280
1998 USA Junior National Team Assistant Coach 5-2 .714
1997 Springfield College Men's Head Coach 15-7 .682
1996 Springfield College Men's Assistant Coach 22-7 .759
1995 Springfield College Men's Assistant Coach 17-7 .709
1995 Springfield College Women's Assistant Coach 30-7 .811
1994 Springfield College Women's Assistant Coach 31-4 .886
1993 Northfield Mount Hermon High School Head Coach 25-3 .893
1992 Westfield High School Head Coach 5-7 .417

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