Jim Stone joined the Spartan staff as the volunteer assistant coach for the 2014 season. No stranger to Big Ten volleyball, Stone previously led the Ohio State women's volleyball program for 26 years and compiled a 531-294 overall record with the Buckeyes, including a 297-177 record in Big Ten competition.
Stone led the Buckeyes to three Big Ten titles and 15 NCAA tournaments, advancing to the NCAA semifinals in 1991 and 1994. Overall, Stone's teams finished the season ranked nationally 16 times, including a No.4-ranking in 1994. Stone earned AVCA Regional Coach of the Year and Big Ten Coach of the Year honors four times. Stone coached 19 AVCA All-Americans, including two AVCA Player of the Year winners. Seventeen of his student-athletes combined for 31 AVCA All-Region honors, while 26 student-athletes totaled 60 All-Big Ten accolades.
Since leaving Ohio State in 2007, Stone has continued as a clinician within his program, Volleyball Training Solutions. He served as the head coach for the USA Youth National Team from 2008-13, as well as serving as a coach in USA Volleyball's A2 program.