At-Large representative (Elected May 2023)
Jon Ellmann completed his fifth season at the helm of the UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball program at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year. He has been active within the Badger Region High Performance Program and Spiketown Volleyball Club for the past several years, and with various other Wisconsin-based programs for more than 25 years.
In 2022, Ellmann claimed region and conference Coach of the Year honors on the way to guiding UW-Oshkosh to its best season in more than a decade. The Titans finished the year ranked 15th in the country with a 31-6 record that included winning the program’s first NCAA postseason match since 2009 with a 3-2 decision over 17th-ranked Otterbein University (Ohio). UW-Oshkosh earned an at-large berth into the Division III Championship following a runner-up showing in the WIAC standings and six victories over regionally ranked opponents during the regular season.
During the 2021 campaign, Ellmann and the Titans went 19-12 overall and placed third in the WIAC with a 4-3 mark. UW-Oshkosh reached the semifinals of the WIAC Championship, where it suffered a five-set setback at eventual national champion UW-Eau Claire. A school-record 12 of UW-Oshkosh’s 31 matches went to five sets.
Before coaching the Titans in an interim capacity, Ellmann was UW-Oshkosh’s top assistant coach during the 2016 season, when the program compiled a 28-8 record, earned a share of its second straight WIAC title and advanced to the NCAA Division III postseason. He assisted in all phases of the program, with emphases in game analysis, scouting, recruiting and youth camps.
Ellmann, who played for the UW-Oshkosh men’s club volleyball team, returned to UW-Oshkosh after coaching 17 years at the high school level, including 11 seasons as the girls head volleyball coach at Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh from 2005-15. Ellmann led the Knights to the state tournament in 2015 and the sectional finals in both 2013 and 2014. His teams won conference titles in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Ellmann began his coaching career with the Gibraltar High School girls freshman and junior varsity volleyball teams from 1999-2003 before becoming an assistant varsity coach at Lourdes Academy in 2004.
Ellmann also has extensive coaching experience at the club level, leading the Wisconsin Volleyball Academy, the largest volleyball club in Wisconsin, from 2008-18 as its co-director and head coach. Ellmann and WVA helped 107 girls earn an opportunity to play volleyball at the NCAA level, including 38 at Division III, 31 at Division I and 26 at Division II. Prior to joining the WVA, Ellmann was the director and head coach of the Nightmares Volleyball Club from 2004-08.
Ellmann served as president of the WVCA from 2011-16, is the owner of Oshkosh Camps LLC, which is dedicated to the skill development of student-athletes and the promotion of the sport of volleyball in Wisconsin. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Aug. 7, 2021, in Appleton. The Gibraltar High School graduate earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Oshkosh in 2012 and 2014, respectively.