Hired at Butler as an assistant coach for the women's volleyball program on June 1, 2017. Pennington comes to Butler after coaching two years at the University of Illinois Springfield where he primarily aided with defense and serve receive.
Before coaching, Pennington graduated from Belmont Abbey College in May of 2015. While at Belmont Abbey, he was a two-year captain for the men's volleyball program and a student assistant for the women's program. He also served as head coach for Lake Norman Volleyball Club and assistant coach for the varsity women's program at South Point High School in Belmont, N.C.
Prior to his collegiate playing career, Pennington coached a U15 team at the Colorado Volleyball Association. While at the CVA, his team earned a bronze medal at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier and placed 13th at Junior Nationals. Pennington was also an assistant varsity coach for the men's and women's volleyball program at Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver, Colo., helping the men's team to a 24-2 record and a state championship in 2010.