ITTA BENA -- Mississippi Valley State University has made its decision on who will lead the school's women's volleyball program.
Angela Franke, who spent last season as the head coach at St. Andrews Univeristy in North Carolina, has been named MVSU's head volleyball coach. Franke takes over for Alyse Wells-Kilbert, who resigned earlier this summer.Franke
"She will be a great addition," said MVSU interim director of athletics Donald Sims. "She has played in the SWAC and has a great knowledge of the game."
Prior to becoming a coach, Franke played volleyball for Mesa Community College and South Main Community College, before transferring to Jackson State. The Phoenix, Ariz. native completed her undergraduate career at Alcorn State and went on to pursue a master's at her alma mater following her undergraduate career. While attaining her master's, she was awarded a volleyball graduate assistantship which allowed her to gain valuable coaching experience.
Franke chose to give back to the community after receiving her master's degree. She joined the AmeriCorps in February 2009 as a site coordinator and relocated to New Orleans. As a part of AmeriCorps, Franke served as a youth leader and helped develop a safe, inclusive environment for children to be active in sports and physical activity.
She holds a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master's in guidance education, both from Alcorn State.
Last Updated ( Thu Aug 2, 2012 - 7:35pm )