JENNY MINOR - No Panic 15s Head Coach
Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, Coach Jenny fell in love with sports since she could hold a ball in her hand. She is a multi-sport athlete who started playing basketball, softball, golf, soccer and tennis at a young age. It was volleyball that became her favorite sport to play and coach. Jenny has been playing volleyball since she was in 5th grade through her senior year. She was named 1st Team All-State, All-Conference, and All-Metro as a senior. She was extended an offer to play into college; however, decided to play in recreational leagues and semi-competitive women’s teams as well as co-ed leagues.
Coach Jenny continued to explore her love for volleyball in 2012 by coaching several club teams (11U, 12U, 13U) as well as middle school and high school volleyball. She most recently was the head JV High School coach and Assistant Varsity coach at Prattville Christian Academy in Prattville, Alabama. She enjoys working with players at all skill levels as they develop both physically and mentally.
Jenny attended Valparaiso University in Indiana with a B.A. in French, Minor in Business Administration and Graduate School at American InterContinental University in Hoffman Estates, IL with a Masters in Education. A certified Math and French teacher, Coach Jenny lives in the Northern VA area with her husband Kevin and two daughters, Hannah and Hope. A true sports fanatic, you can usually catch her watching sports in person or on TV.
Coach Jenny’s Coaching Philosophy:
“I believe that there is no greater forum for learning about life than as a teammate on the court. I believe strongly that playing sports is an excellent opportunity to learn how to work with diverse people to achieve measurable goals. I believe that playing sports, and specifically volleyball, teaches perseverance, determination, strength, mental-toughness, and resilience in a way that is fun and exciting. I want to win, but I strongly believe that we learn far more from our mistakes than our successes. I encourage all of my players to put maximum effort into everything that they do on and off the court, regardless of the outcome. We are going to win games and lose games, but what matters most is how we react to both. Being gracious in victory and encouraging in defeat is critical to success as a player. I believe my role as a coach is to teach young women how to be strong, resilient and independent through the lessons learned on my team."