WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Central State University has named Christina Coleman as the new head coach of the Lady Marauder volleyball program.
"We are pleased to welcome Christina Coleman to Central State University," said Director of Athletics Tara A. Owens. "Coach Coleman has an impressive resume, including previous success coaching in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Under her guidance, we believe our student-athletes will flourish on the court and in the classroom."
Coleman, who has previous head coaching experience at Shaw University, Georgetown College and Kentucky State University, has a combined collegiate head coaching record of 116-64. She hopes to turnaround a CSU program that finished with a record of 7-24 last season.
"What I love about the opportunity at CSU is the ability to build the program and take it to new heights," Coleman says. "I believe in hard work. I'm excited to work with a new group of ladies and develop them into champions."
In her only season at Shaw, Coleman led the Bears to an overall record of 23-9, the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) title and a NCAA Div. II tournament appearance. Coleman coached the CIAA's Offensive Player of the Year (Keveesha Wattley), Defensive Player of the Year (Kelly Murphy) and Setter of the Year (Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez). In addition, she served as Shaw's softball coach.
She spent the 2017 season at Georgetown (KY) guiding the Lady Tigers to a 22-6 overall record and 11-3 mark in the Mid-South Conference (MSC). While at GC, Coleman developed two all-conference selections and two NAIA All-Americans.
In three seasons at Kentucky State (2013-2016), Coleman went 71-49 overall with a 61-8 ledger in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) with two SIAC tournament titles and two appearances in the NCAA Div. II tournament. During Coleman's tenure at KSU, she developed eight all-conference selections, seven all-tournament selections, and a back-to-back SIAC Player of the Year selection (Emily Grieshaber).
Coleman replaces Danielle Benson-Robinson, who had served as CSU's coach for the past two seasons before stepping down in March.