|Title:||Associate Head Volleyball Coach|
Jenny Glenn was promoted in January 2012 from Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach.
Glenn, who joined Oates' coaching staff in 2007 after spending time as a club volleyball head coach and high school assistant coach in Colorado and as a volunteer assistant at Purdue University, is primarily responsible for coaching the Bears' defense and ball control.
In 2012, the Bears serve receive ended in a first swing kill over 35% of the time, while the team also had a .265 dig-to-kill ratio. Junior libero Merideth Johnson was the top junior in the Big Sky Conference with 3.99 digs per game.
Glenn’s also in charge of team academics for Northern Colorado Volleyball, fundraising and planning its international trips (China, 2008; Nicaragua, summer 2012) and directing the Bears' recruiting efforts.
Glenn also worked with the team's first-ever AVCA All-Region selection at Division I in Amanda Arterburn. Arterburn was the 2010 and 2011 Big Sky Conference libero of the year and earned All-Region in 2011.
"We are very blessed to have Jenny as a part of our staff," Oates says. "She has become one of the top assistant coaches in the [Big Sky] Conference and region.
"Jenny continues to learn and grow each season to make sure our ball control can compete against the best teams in the country. Jenny also has a great eye for talent and is excellent at selecting the athletes who will be successful in our program. Jenny is creative, organized and doesn't get enough credit for what she brings to our program."
Glenn came to Northern Colorado from the SportsBridge Volleyball Club in Centennial, Colo., where she was the head coach for the 18 National Team.
Prior to her stint with SportsBridge, she was head coach for the Crush Volleyball Club in Centennial for the Navy 17-and-under team, which she turned into a 2006 Junior National Qualifier.
Glenn played collegiately at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and she earned her master's degree in exercise physiology in 2005 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., where she spent time as a volunteer assistant coach for the Boilermakers.
She was also an assistant coach during the 2002-2003 season at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo.
At Truman State, Glenn was a standout on the court and in the classroom. She was a team captain for the Bulldogs and a three-time all-conference and all-region selection, and in 2001 she helped Truman State to a 37-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. She was also class valedictorian in 2002 when she received her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology.