John Spinney was named the head men's volleyball coach at Thomas More College in January of 2018. Spinney will also remain as the head women's volleyball coach at the College.
“I’m excited for the return of the men’s volleyball program at Thomas More,” Coach Spinney said. “It will give high school boys plenty of opportunity to play at the next level because men’s volleyball is growing so rapidly at the collegiate level. I know I’ve got to hit the ground running for recruiting and I am excited for our players to immediately impact our program.”
Before his arrival at Thomas More prior to the 2001 season, Spinney was associated with winning, mostly as an assistant coach. All totaled, he has spent 10 seasons as a college coach, seven as an assistant and three as a head coach. Spinney began his collegiate coaching career back in 1993 as an assistant coach at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio under Mary Ann Broderick. The following season, in 1994, Spinney served as interim head coach, guiding the Lions to a school record 37 wins as the team posted a record of 37-9 before losing in the NAIA regional championship.
Coach Spinney has led the Thomas More women’s volleyball to a 259-75 overall winning record since 2008, going 145-17 in the conference. He has had two perfect seasons in conference play going 18-0, as well as eight seasons with less than five losses against conference opponents. Coach Spinney has led his team to seven PAC Tournament Championships, along with two runner-up titles. He has also led his team to seven NCAA Tournament Appearances in the time he has coached at Thomas More.