Mike Bynon begins his fifth season as head coach of the Coast Guard Academy. He has led the Bears to a 70-48 record, a .593 winning percentage and four straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament berths.
Bynon was an assistant at Williams College for two seasons (2013 & 2014) as the Ephs posted a record of 55-10 including a record of 24-2 in New England Small College Athletic Confererence (NESCAC) matches and won a pair of NESCAC championships earning back-to-back NCAA tournament berths. The Ephs advanced to the Elite 8 in 2014 and the Sweet 16 in 2013.
A graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Bynon was the libero for a team which made three NCAA Final Four appearances and played in the inaugural NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship Game in 2012. He earned second team AVCA All-America honors in 2012 and is the all-time leader in digs at Carthage.
Upon graduation, he served as a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams at his alma mater before moving onto Williams.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health and he is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Physical Education and Health at MCLA.