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Head Coach

Email: v***@***.edu
KSU Sentinel
Room 277 BLDG 5, MD 0501 1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master , physical education
    University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science degree , exercise science and sport studies
    University of Tampa
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The Sentinel- Volleyball team drops seven in a row
ksusentinel.com, 11 Nov 2011 [cached]
"I think we competed well today," said KSU head coach Valerie Jones. "We just couldn't close it out."
Onnidan's HBCUSports | Valerie Jones named head volleyball coach at SC State
www.onnidan.com [cached]
Valerie Jones named head volleyball coach at SC State
Thu Aug 22, 2013 - 12:16am Print
Orangeburg, S.C.-Valerie Jones has been named the head women's volleyball coach at South Carolina State University.
Jones joins the South Carolina State staff after spending the last two seasons (2011-2012) as the head volleyball coach at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Ga. During her time, the Lady Wildcats appeared in back-to-back state championships and captured the 5-A Volleyball Georgia High School State Title in 2012. Valerie Jones
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"I am excited to be a part of South Carolina State Athletics," said Jones, who brings over 15 years of volleyball coaching experience to the Lady Bulldogs program. "I would like to thank Mrs. Johnson for giving me the opportunity and I look forward to the challenge."
In 2005 Jones became the first-ever head women's volleyball coach at Kennesaw State University. She served in that capacity through the 2009 season. Prior to that, she had a successful stint as the women's athletic coordinator and head volleyball coach at Joliet Junior College (2002-2005). While at Joliet, Jones complied a 44-36 record for a .550 winning percentage. In her second season (2003) she guided Joliet to a 25-17 record, a Top-10 ranking, and a berth in the Region IV championship match. In her next season at the helm, she led her team back to the Region IV title match.
Jones' coaching career has seen her spend time as the assistant volleyball coach at Northwestern University, University of California-Davis, and Utah State University. She began her college coaching career in 1996 as a graduate assistant at the University of North Dakota.
In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Jones has spent several years developing athletes throughout the volleyball club ranks. From 2012 to her current appointment, she served as the head coach of the 18-1's of the Tsunami Volleyball Club. This past July, she coached her Tsunami team to the USA Girls' Volleyball 18-National Championship, finishing the tournament with a perfect 11-0 mark. She has also coached at the Total Complete Athlete (TCA) Volleyball Club, the Georgia Tempo One Volleyball Club, the Atlanta Boom Volleyball Institute, the Unlimited Volleyball Club and the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club.
Originally from Chicago, Ill., Jones received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and sport studies in 1995 from the University of Tampa and her Master's in physical education from the University of North Dakota in 1998.
While at the University of Tampa, she was a member of the women's volleyball and women's basketball teams. In 1994 she earned Second Team All-America volleyball honors and was named to the All-Region volleyball team. In that same year, she earned Sunshine State All-Conference honors in women's volleyball. She is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Official Athletic Site of Kennesaw State University
ksuowls.cstv.com, 13 Oct 2008 [cached]
Valerie Jones Head Coach 678-797-2189
Atlantic Sun Conference - Official Site
www.atlanticsun.org [cached]
Kennesaw State Announces Valerie Jones as Volleyball Head Coach
Date Posted: 8/16/2005
Macon, Ga. - Kennesaw State University athletic director‚ Dr. Dave Waples‚ has announced that Valerie Jones will be the first head coach for the newly established women's volleyball program beginning in the Fall of 2005.
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Jones comes to Kennesaw State after a successful three-year stint as the head coach of Joliet Junior College where she also served as the women's athletic coordinator and the women's softball assistant coach. "We are very happy to have Valerie as a part of our staff‚" said KSU athletic director Dr. Dave Waples.
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With Jones at the helm‚ the 2003 Wolves finished the season with an overall record of 25-17. In addition‚ her team captured a second-place finish in the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) and finished as runner-ups in Region IV.
Prior to arriving at Joliet‚ Jones was the assistant volleyball coach at Northwestern University from 2000-2002. She also coached summer camps‚ recruited‚ handled spring scheduling‚ and served as the community service liaison.
"I am very excited about joining the coaching staff at Kennesaw State‚" said Jones.
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Jones will build the women's volleyball program from scratch as did Rob King with the women's soccer program in 2002.
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"I know the athletic program's reputation for winning‚" added Jones. "I am going to run a quality program with top-notch student-athletes. We will be dedicated to being successful on the court and in the classroom. We will also focus on getting Kennesaw State volleyball on the scene both locally and nationally."
Jones and the Owls will begin play in the Atlantic Sun Conference in the fall of 2006 after spending this season recruiting and laying the foundation for the program.
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Kennesaw State Announces Valerie Jones as Volleyball Head Coach
The Sentinel- Volleyball team wins two in a row
ksusentinel.com, 11 Nov 2011 [cached]
KSU Head Coach Valerie Jones was pleased with her team's performance in this first game, stating, "In the first set, we really did a good job of coming out and taking control early. She adds, "In the second set, we lost focus a bit and allowed Upstate to come back into the match."
In the Saturday afternoon match, the Owls were supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month with all fans wearing pink along with the team sporting pink uniforms. According to Jones, the Owls "showed a lot of determination on the court" against a tough ETSU team.
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