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Steve Shondell is an Americanmarker volleyball coach.


Notable volleyball coaches run in the Shondell family. His father, Dr. Don Shondell, was the head coach at Ball State Universitymarker in Muncie for 34 seasons, and is a charter member of the AVCA Hall of Fame. Shondell played for his father at Ball State from 1974-77 before becoming head coach at Muncie Burris. Shondell's brother Dave Shondell is head Women's Volleyball coach at Purdue Universitymarker and his other brother John is Dave's assistant at Purdue.

Muncie Burris

Shondell has amassed 1,143 wins in 33 years as head coach at Burris Laboratory School in Muncie, Indianamarker. According to the National Federation of High Schools Sports Record Book, Shondell’s win total ranks in the top ten nationally in the history of high school girls’ volleyball. With only 95 losses in those 33 years, Shondell has an overall winning percentage of .923.

Shondell’s Owls have won four national championships (plus runners-up nationally three times), 20 Indiana State Volleyball Championships, including the current streak of 13 consecutive in 2A since the state went to class systems in 1997. He has been named Indiana coach of the year 10 times, and was a national coach of the year finalist in 1986. In Shondell’s 33 years, Muncie Burris has gone undefeated seven times.

Shondell is a contributor to the Volleyball Coaching Bible.

Club Munciana

Shondell is a founding member of Munciana, a volleyball club for 12 through 18 year old girls. Steve coached the 14-year old open club (Chipmunks) until 1996, and now coaches the 12-year old club (Peppers). In addition to AAU titles, the Chipmunks won Junior Olympic National Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1996, and appeared in the finals in 1992. The Peppers won the Junior Olympic National Championship in 2006.. The 1989 title was Munciana's first USAV National Championship. In 2008, the 18's Samurai finished as runners-up at the JVDA 18 Open Division National Championships in Louisville, Kentuckymarker.

Awards and honors

  • 2007 – AVCA Hall of Fame
  • 2005 – Ball State University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1996 – Indiana Volleyball Hall of Fame


  1. AVCA announced 2007 Hall of Fame class
  2. 2007 results
  3. Shondell the Godfather of Indiana volleyball
  4. Ihsaa Volleyball
  5. The Volleyball Coaching Bible
  6. USA Volleyball: 2006 Girls' Junior Olympic Championships - 12 & under
  7. Staff bios
  8. Volleyball Team serves up perfection

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