Sue Kelly assumed the head women’s volleyball coach post at Gordon College in the spring of 2014.
Gordon faced as tough schedule in 2016, with the Fighting Scots facing multiple NCAA qualifiers over the first two weekends of the season. Gordon hung tough with a handful of regionally ranked teams, preparing them for the most grueling part of the conference slate. The seasoning paid off for the Scots as they made the CCC tournament for the third year in a row under Kelly’s guidance and held another positive league record at 5-4 before ultimately falling to third-seeded Western New England. Gordon put three more players in the All-CCC list and Kelly saw senior Maggie Risma (Hudson, Ohio) notch her 2,000th career dig under her watch.
In 2015, Kelly took a team projected to sneak into the CCC playoffs all the way to the conference title game. The Fighting Scots finished with a 6-2 record in the league, their best in a decade and swept rival Endicott for the first time in the same span. Gordon played its best volleyball down the stretch, culminating with an unbelievable five-set thriller in the CCC semifinals. The Scots ended the year at 21-10 overall and placed a program-high four players on the All-CCC awards list. Kelly was also named the Coach of the Year in the CCC for taking the Scots well past their projected seeding.