By Chase Shannon, Sports Anchor / News Reporter - email
DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern head volleyball coach Jenn King has resigned to accept the same position at Nova Southeastern.
King departs after four seasons guiding the Savage Storm volleyball program since taking over in the spring of 2010.
A nation-wide search for a new volleyball coach will begin immediately.
"I cannot thank President Minks, Keith Baxter, and Cherrie Wilmoth enough for the opportunity they gave me to lead the volleyball program
at Southeastern," said King. "This was not an easy decision, but I am
proud to have been a part of the Savage Storm family and the Durant
community for the past four years. I can only hope that I have had as
much of a positive impact on the community as it has had on me, both
personally and professionally."
"We appreciate what coach King has done," said Director of Athletics Keith Baxter, "And we wish her and her family the best as they transition to Nova Southeastern."
"Our program is in good shape," Baxter continued, "Coming off
three-straight Great American Conference tournament appearances. Now we
must focus on finding the right person to lead our program to the next
level. We will begin a national search immediately. Our top priority
lies with our student-athletes and making sure we find the very best
person to lead our program."
She leaves the program with a career record of 42-80 overall and a
combined conference mark of 26-32 with her first season being in the
Lone Star Conference and the last three years in the Great American
Conference. King helped guide the team to conference tournament
appearances in each of the GAC's first three seasons.
King's best season came in 2011 when she guided the team to a
third-place finish in the GAC during the league's first year of
competition, finishing with a 10-6 mark in the conference. She also
coached the league's inaugural Player of the Year that season in Lunden
In all, she tallied a first team All-American, a GAC Player of the Year,
two GAC Freshmen of the Year, two first team All-GAC selections, and
six other second team or honorable mention all-conference picks.