(Bradenton, Fla., May 30, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has named Dr. Lonni Wilson the new coach of the women's volleyball team.
“I am excited to take the reins of the SCF volleyball program. The athletic program at SCF has a rich history of focusing on excellence both on the court and in the classroom,” said Wilson.
Wilson has 20 years of head coaching experience, including six years on the collegiate level. He has coached at all levels of college volleyball including the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, II and III.
He most recently coached the women’s volleyball team at Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y. Wilson spent five years working with Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club, serving as a coach, webmaster and board member, creating the largest and most successful girls volleyball club in the state of New York. In four seasons, his teams won the regional championship and qualified for trips to the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic National Championship.
Wilson’s experience also includes serving as the assistant
coach for Delta Valley Volleyball Club’s top 18s team that
won the Colorado Crossroads Qualifier and the national
championship, claiming the gold medal in the 18-open division at
the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.
"Lonni brings a depth and breadth of collegiate volleyball experience to SCF. His association with a diverse group of Division I schools will benefit our future volleyball recruiting efforts," said Dr. Donald Bowman, vice president of educational and student services.
"We welcome Lonni’s unmatched passion for the game of
volleyball and his dedication to students’ success. Under his
leadership, a future of continued athletic and academic achievement
is on the horizon for the SCF volleyball program," said SCF
Athletic Director Matt Ennis.
Wilson earned his Ph.D. in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. He directs the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Program at Keiser University in Sarasota.
Wilson resides in Parrish with his wife and three children.