Jon Ellmann was named UW-Oshkosh’s head women’s volleyball coach in January after serving as the program’s interim head coach during the 2017 season. Ellmann guided UW-Oshkosh to a 20-15 record in 2017, including a 3-4 mark in the WIAC. The Titans reached the semifinal round of the conference tournament and won seven of their season’s last eight matches.
Before coaching the Titans in an interim capacity, Ellmann was the volleyball program’s top assistant coach during the 2016 season, when UW-Oshkosh 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 head coach at Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh from 2005-15. Ellmann led Lourdes Academy to the state tournament in 2015 and the sectional finals in 2014 and 2013. His teams also won conference titles in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Ellmann also has extensive coaching experience at the club level, leading the Wisconsin Volleyball Academy (WVA), the largest volleyball club in Wisconsin, since 2008 as its co-director and head coach. Ellmann and the WVA have 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. Ellmann is the owner of ABD Athletics LLC, which is dedicated to the skill development of student-athletes and the promotion of the sport of volleyball in Wisconsin.
Ellmann earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Oshkosh in 2012 and 2014, respectively. The Gibraltar High School graduate lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Jackie, and daughter, Molly.