Denison University’s 178th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 18. Watch the ceremony in its entirety including commencement keynote speaker Jennifer Garner ’94.
Lynsey Whisner has been employed by Denison since 2001 and has served as the head volleyball coach since 2007. Whisner and the Big Red are coming off a successful 2012 campaign which saw them go 21-10 and finish fourth in the NCAC with a 5-3 record. Whisner was named the NCAC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career.
After spending six years as an assistant coach, Whisner took over the head volleyball coaching reins from 18-year head coach Sara Lee in 2007. She served as the assistant volleyball and assistant softball coach at Denison since the 2001-02 season. From 2001 through 2009 Whisner also served as the assistant softball coach. During that eight-year span the Denison softball team averaged 24 victories a season and captured three NCAC regular season championships, three NCAC Tournament titles and three NCAA Division III Championship Tournament berths.
Whisner earned her master’s in business administration from Otterbein in 2008 and received a bachelor's degree in business management with a concentration in human resources from Capital University in 1999. In addition to her role as head volleyball coach, Whisner also assists Associate Director of Athletics Lynn Schweizer with the day to day operations of Denison's club sports program.