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RALEIGH, N.C. – Just in time for the start of a new season, Shaw University has named Christina Coleman as head women’s volleyball and softball coach. She becomes the fifth head coach to lead both the Lady Bears' volleyball and softball programs.shaw christina colemanColeman

Coleman, who spent last season as the head volleyball coach at Georgetown College and five seasons at the helm of Kentucky State University women’s volleyball program, brings a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge of both volleyball and softball.

“I am excited that we were able to recruit Christina Coleman to Shaw and I am confident that she will build upon the great tradition that has been established here,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Alfonza L. Carter. “Coach Coleman brings tremendous success on and off the playing fields as a head coach and I look forward to watching her lead our student-athletes to compete for championships as well as succeed within the classroom.”

Coleman inherits a very successful women’s volleyball program that went 27-5 overall a season ago, a program-best, and a softball team that last season went to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) conference tournament for the first time in eight years. Coleman replaces former head coach DiShondra Goree  who left to become head volleyball coach at Kentucky State.

During her one-year stint at Georgetown, Coleman guided the Lady Tigers to a 22-6 overall record and 11-3 mark in the Mid-South Conference (MSC). At Kentucky State, Coleman went 71-49 overall and an astounding 61-8 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) with two tournament titles and berths into the NCAA National Tournament.

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