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Jimmy Lundgren joins USD volleyball coaching staff
Feb. 21, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.Jennifer Petrie, head coach for the University of San Diego women's volleyball program, announced the hiring of Jimmy Lundgren to her staff as an assistant coach. Lundgren replaces Marie Zidek who took a head coaching position with DePaul University.

“I am excited to announce the addition of Jimmy Lundgren as assistant volleyball coach at the University of San Diego,” said Jennifer Petrie, USD head coach. “Jimmy adds technical savvy, tremendous coaching experience, and strong organizational skills to our program. More importantly, he is highly respected in the coaching community. His strong ethical and moral values align perfectly with our program and the standards of the University of San Diego. Jimmy has experience in recruiting, game management, opponent scouting and he has a strong moral character that will inspire both the team and the staff. I am looking forward to working with Jimmy and I am confident that together we will uphold the tradition of great success at USD.”

Jimmy Lundgren
Jimmy Lundgren
Prior to joining USD, Jimmy was an assistant coach with the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions for four seasons. Lundgren’s duties included being the recruiting coordinator, along with playing a pivotal role in running practices, match preparation and game-time decisions.

Lundgren joined Point Loma prior to the 2014 season with a plethora of experience for such a young coach. During his four seasons, PLNU has gone 62-53, including 48-32 in the PacWest. Before Point Loma, Lundgren served as a volunteer assistant with the University of Minnesota in 2013 and previously he was a volunteer assistant with USA Volleyball where he worked with the men's and women's teams (2012), and alongside two-time Olympic Gold and Silver Medal coach Hugh McCutcheon.

Lundgren also served as an assistant for the California Baptist men's volleyball team in 2011. In that span, he helped the Lancers to a 2011 NAIA national championship. Lundgren's coaching ability earned him national recognition on the AVCA's30 Under 30 list, tabbing him as one of the 30 top up-and-coming coaches in the country.

Lundgren is the current commissioner of the Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League and as part of his duties, organizes the league for over 40 men's and women's college clubs in Southern California. In the spring of 2013, he was also an assistant coach with the women's Irvine Valley College sand volleyball team. In that brief time, he aided head coach Tom Pestolesi win the Intercollegiate Sand Volleyball Conference State Championship.

As an APU assistant with head coach Chris Keife, he helped lead the 2009 team to a 28-9 overall record and coaching the NAIA Player of the Year, Jill Baker. The Cougars finished third in the GSAC and with a fifth-overall ranking in the NAIA. Lundgren was again part of the 2010 APU staff that led the Cougars to a fourth place GSAC finish and No. 8 NAIA ranking. He received his second AVCA 30 Under 30 award after the 2012 season.

Lundgren played a season at Palomar College while coaching the men's volleyball team at his alma mater, San Dieguito Academy HS. In that span, the team finished third in the division twice and won the Coastal Conference title in back-to-back years alongside with Dexter Harvey. As a high school athlete Lundgren led his team as a setter and captain and was named All-Coastal League first team and All-San Diego County first team his senior year with SDA finishing third in the country his final season.

He competed on the APU men's club team, leading them to a Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League Central Division championship. In 2008 Lundgren was the APU president, coach, player and captain for the club team, helping to reform the program. As an athlete, Lundgren was First Team All-Central, and all-tournament recipient. In 2009, Lundgren toured in Russia with Athletes in Action as the team's setter. In 2010, he was the team's libero and faced Brazil's Junior National Team and three professional Brazilian teams. As the head coach, he led APU club team to an undefeated Central Division title in 2012 and in 2013 as the team finished fifth at the NCVF tournament (National Collegiate Volleyball Federation). Two athletes were later named to the all-tournament team.

Lundgren graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in media studies from APU in 2009. Lundgren earned his Master of Science in Physical Education in December of 2010.

Lundgren married Leanne Stennett in the spring of 2015. She is a graduate of the Azusa Pacific doctorate program in Physical Therapy.



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