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Jenna Ness - Head Coach - 1st Season
Jenna Ness became Loras' 12th head coach in program history in May of 2013.
Ness is set to complete her master's degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose this month and earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Exercise Science from Luther College in January of 2011.
most recent volleyball coaching positions have been with St. Mary's University
in Winona, Minnesota, St. Ambrose University
in Davenport, and her
alma mater Luther College
While with the Norse, she
progressed from player to student assistant and worked her
way into an assistant's role.
She then moved to St. Ambrose, where she was a graduate assistant with the women's teams and contributed to the men's team for the Bees.
She also taught Wellness Concepts courses at St. Ambrose.
Most recently, she spent a season with St. Mary's University in Minnesota where she was the top assistant, recruiter, contributed to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and served as Intramural Director.
"I am extremely excited about becoming a Duhawk," Ness
proclaimed on Tuesday.
"After meeting with administration, the players, and members of the athletic department staff, I knew Loras College
was the perfect fit for me. Seeing the potential that the Duhawk volleyball program has, I am excited to continue to build on and further enhance the tradition of excellence here at Loras College
is also clearly in support of what it means to be a NCAA Division III athlete and coach and is fully in line with what we stand for in terms of the mission of our College.
Sophia joined the Duhawks to start the 2013 season alongside first year head coach Jenna Ness.