ATLANTA — (June 29) Former Georgia Tech volleyball letterwinner Melissa Jenkins has been named an assistant volleyball coach, head coach Shelton Collier announced. Jenkins, returns for her second stint as an assistant coach, after working with the program during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. While an assistant coach, she helped the Jackets to their only ACC Championship and two NCAA Second Round appearances.
“After considering a large number of applicants, from a wide range of backgrounds, it really made sense for me to go with a person who is not only very familiar with our program, but has proven she can help us be very successful,” said Collier.
Jenkins, who graduated in 1994 with a degree in Management, will hold the responsibilities of administration, all aspects of recruiting, and assisting Collier on the court. She joins a staff which also includes Amy Iannoccari.
“Melissa was a key factor here when we had our most successful teams,” said Collier. “Most importantly, she was an assistant here when we won the ACC Championship, beat some nationally ranked teams, and really established ourselves as a factor in the national volleyball scene.”
Jenkins played for the Jackets from 1990-93, including three years under Collier. She helped lead Tech to an 82-32 record and earned the team’s Most Improved Player award her senior year.
In addition to coaching, Jenkins, 26, has experience at the collegiate level in both sports marketing and sports information. A native of Kingwood, Texas, she is single and resides in Atlanta.