Loras College Athletics - Staff Directory
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Jenna Ness became the 12th head coach in Loras history in May of 2013 and is set to begin her second season at the helm in the fall of 2014.
A 2011 graduate of Luther College, Ness earned degrees in business management and exercise science.
While at Luther
was a two-sport student-athlete, competing in volleyball and track & field.
helped the Norse qualify for their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Tournament in 2009, finishing with a 26-12 record.
received an at-large bid into the tournament and advanced to the second round before falling to University of St. Thomas
suffered a season-ending injury in the fall of 2010 and as a result, began her
coaching career while as a student.
Upon her graduation in January of 2011, Ness became the interim head coach at Luther through May.
efforts with Luther
was the recipient of the AVCA "Coaches 4 Coaches" award.
was hired as the assistant men's and women's volleyball coach at St. Ambrose University
in Davenport, Iowa.
In 2012, the men went 33-3 and finished as the runners-up in the NAIA National Tournament for the second straight season.
was the home to the national player of the year and two all-americans, all three of which Ness
On the women's side, the Bees finished third in their conference with a 25-14 overall recored and ranked in the top 30 at the end of the season and had three student-athletes selected for all-conference honors.
The 2012-13 season saw Ness relocate to Winona, Minnesota where she became the top assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, intramural director and Student Athletic Advisory Committee Representative for St. Mary's University.
While at St. Mary's, the Cardinals finished 14-14 and earned one all-conference selection.
In May of 2013, Ness completed her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership at St. Ambrose.
In her first season at Loras, Ness led the Duhawks to a 15-17 record and a third place finish in the Iowa Conference.
A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Ness
now resides in Dubuque.