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Volleyball - Tue, Mar. 21, 2017

Georgetown College athletics is excited to announce Christina Coleman will be taking over the Tiger volleyball program following Nick Griffin's resignation. GC went 29-10 this past season and made a fifth straight national tournament appearance.

"We wish Coach Griffin the best in his future endeavors, but we are ready to focus on our future. It is an honor to announce Coach Coleman as the program's fifth coach," said GC director of athletics Brian Evans. "Our previous four coaches have achieved levels of success we've come accustomed to both on the court and more importantly in the classroom. We know we will get nothing less from Christina. She had a lot of success in college and has a great track record as a college coach in helping athletes succeed on the court and off."

Coleman is no stranger to Georgetown. Following her graduation with a bachelors in physical education from Kentucky State University, the highly decorated volleyball player served as assistant coach for Scott County High School. In her one season with the Cardinals, she helped to guide a pair of all-conference and all-city selections.

From there, she was named head coach at Bryan Station High School where she led the Defenders to a 44-27 overall record and 16-0 44th district record.

"Christina's record against league opponents is phenomenal dating back to her time with Bryan Station," Evans said.

Her success at the high school level opened up the doors for her to return to her alma mater. As a student-athlete from 2001-03, she helped the Thorobreds to three Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship runner-up finishes. She was two-time captain and team MVP as well as the team-leader in digs and second in hitting percentage.

She returned to the Green and Gold in 2012 where she guided the team to a 71-49 record overall and an astounding 61-8 in the SIAC with two tournament titles and berths into the NCAA national tournament. In the classroom, the 2013 KSU volleyball team had the highest team GPA of all Thorobred teams.

"When I heard the position at Georgetown was open, I thought this was the perfect timing," Coleman said. "I know Georgetown so well and even the program history more. I worked with (former GC coach) Jeff Hulsmeyer, he pulled me into coaching having me work clinics and such. Then playing a lot of games over the past few seasons, I just saw this as a perfect opportunity. I can continue my coaching career without having to change my location or make any moves with a program I greatly respect and am ready for the challenge of adding my touch and elevating to another level."

Coleman currently resides in Lexington with her two sons, Derion and Dakari. The Chicago native also ran track for K-State and served as an assistant on the team at Bryan Station. In nearly a decade of coaching, she has guided several All-Americans, numerous all-conference honorees and even had five of her players on the preseason watch list this past year. Four of those young ladies finished on all-conference teams.

"Coaching is a passion and I'm pretty excited about this next chapter," Coleman said. "I think I can meld together the foundation of the program with my style and tempo. Georgetown has an extremely talented team and it will be awesome to see where this adventure takes all of us."

The Tigers have already entered into spring workouts and Coleman will hit the ground running familiarizing herself with the new faces and acclimating her system to the program.



 

 
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