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NORMAL, AL -- Alabama A&M University has named Rose Magers-Powell, head volleyball coach.

Powell comes to AAMU from Martin Methodist College located in Pulaski, Tennessee where she served as head volleyball coach. Through her coaching career at Martin Methodist, she has compiled a 367-279 overall record and entered 2013 ranked 11th in the NAIA in total wins among active coaches.Rose PowellPowell

A native of Big Springs, Texas, Powell attended the University of Houston, earning awards such as Most Improved, Best Spiker, and Most Valuable Player of the Southwest Conference. She was a member of the 1984 US Olympic Volleyball team winning the Silver Medal.

"We are excited to welcome Coach Powell to the Bulldog family as head volleyball coach,” AAMU Athletics Director Bryan Hicks said. “Her experience as a student-athlete, coach and community leader will continue to enhance our proud volleyball program.”

Before accepting the head coaching position at Martin Methodist, she coached at Lee High School in Huntsville for four years. While there, she compiled a record of 108-50 and was ranked in the top 10 among volleyball coaches in the state.

“Her expertise, high level of competition as a player, and winning attitude will be instrumental in expanding our brand in the volleyball community,” commented Hicks.

She played nine years (1984-1993) in Japan as a professional player/coach. During this time she was a three-time MVP, six-time Best Spiker, one-time Best Blocker, and six-time Most Point Maker in the league.

Following her collegiate stint, Rose played for two years on the USA National Team. During those two years, Rose helped the team achieve a Silver Medal at the Super Three Tournament (China, Japan and USA), a Gold Medal at the Pan American Games, a Bronze Medal at the World Championships, and a Gold Medal at the NORCECA Games.


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