Lehmann returns for his second season as an assistant coach with the Gallaudet University volleyball team. Last year, the Bison won the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in their first year in the conference and made an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Prior to joining the Gallaudet staff Lehmann spent over 15 years coaching volleyball at the Maryland School for the Deaf. He helped MSD win 10 consecutive ESDAA volleyball championships and winning seasons. He was the head coach of the girls’ junior varsity team from 2006-08. Lehmann along with head coach Lorraine Stoltz helped to create the volleyball program at MSD back in 1990. Lehmann coached from 1990-94 and then 1999-2009 at MSD.
As a student-athlete at Gallaudet, Lehmann played three years as an outside and middle hitter for the Bison men’s volleyball team. GU won three consecutive Potomac Intercollegiate Conference championships from 1974-76 and finished fourth in the NAIA championship in ’74 and won the 1976 East Regional championship.
He was named to the 1977 U.S. Deaf Men’s Volleyball team and traveled to Romania to participate in the World Games for the Deaf, now known as the Deaflympics. He was selected to the U.S. team in 1981 (West Germany) and 1985 (Los Angeles, Calif.). He has been a member of the U.S. Volleyball Association from 1976-2000. He served as an assistant coach on the 1997 U.S. Deaf Men’s Volleyball team and most recently served as an assistant coach for the 2009 U.S. Deaf Women’s Volleyball team that earned a silver medal at the 2009 Deaflympics in Taipei.
The Iowa native attended the Iowa School for the Deaf where he graduated in 1971. While at ISD he played football, basketball and track. He then attended Gallaudet where he played two years on the men’s basketball team and then switched to men’s volleyball.
Lehmann and his wife Adora have one daughter (Shana) and one son (Scott), both former Gallaudet student-athletes, and reside in Frederick, Md. Lehmann has worked for the United States Postal Service for 27 years.