Wendy Smith and Curt Conser - Co-Head Coaches
The dynamic coaching duo of Wendy Smith and Curt Conser are set to begin their 14th season together at Geneva College. The 2013 season will mark the seventh year that each has been considered a co-head coach. Prior to the most recent arrangement, Smith served as the program’s head coach with Conser playing the role of number one assistant.
During their time at Geneva, the Golden Tornadoes have compiled an overall record of 247-196 during the past 13 years, which is the most victories by any coaching staff in Geneva volleyball history. Even more impressive is their 159-71 (.855) record within conference play during that same stretch. As co-head coaches, Smith and Conser have led Geneva’s program to a 135-68 overall record including a 85-23 mark in the first six years against PAC competition.
Smith began her Geneva coaching career as an assistant under former head coach Cindy Guthrie. Prior to Geneva, Smith served as an assistant coach at LaRoche College for three years. A graduate of Duke University, where she earned three varsity letters in volleyball, Smith received her undergraduate degree in religion. Following her years at Duke, Smith continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Law degree. She then began her volleyball coaching career in the mid-80’s as the head coach for Mt. Lebanon High School.
Conser graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. While at EMU, Conser was a standout volleyball player. A four-year letter winner, Conser finished his career ranked third in total kills and second in total blocks in the EMU career record book.
Conser started his coaching career at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, KS before serving as an interim head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan and a graduate assistant at the University of Findlay before landing at Geneva College.
Contact the coaching staff by email at email@example.com.
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.