BALTIMORE – Coppin State University has named Kyetta May as head volleyball coach. She is Coppin State's 11th head volleyball coach in program history.
May comes to Coppin State from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she spent the last three years in the same role.
May has been successful everywhere she’s coached. In addition to taking a struggling UAPB volleyball program and turning it into a legitimate Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) contender, she also led Kentucky State University to a pair of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championships.
“There were two factors in appointing Kyetta as our new coach,” Coppin State Director of Athletics Derrick K. Ramsey said. “Number one is academics. She’s demonstrated as a head coach that she graduates her kids and holds them accountable. Secondly, she’s won two championships as a head coach and played in another. That’s the type of pedigree we want here at Coppin State.”
During her time at UAPB, May coached four All-SWAC Selections along with several All-SWAC Academic Selections. Additionally, the Golden Lions have made three trips to the SWAC Tournament going further each year advancing to the semifinals in 2014. The Golden Lions had 10 SWAC All-Academic selections this past season.
A three-sport athlete and native of East St. Louis, IL, May played collegiately at Alabama A&M University from 1998-2002 and was a member of two consecutive SWAC Championship teams (2000 & 2001). She served as team captain in 2001, was an Arthur Ash Jr. Sports Scholar and earned the AAMU Scholar Athlete Award each year. In 2000, May was named the Lady Speedstick Sportswoman of the Year and was also the recipient of the Street & Smith, Eddie Robinson Awards.
May earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry with cum laude honors from Alabama A&M University in 2002 and her Master of Science Degree in Education with magna cum laude honors from Lindenwood University in 2009.