Benson Announces Completion of Coaching Staff
Jan. 22, 2007
GREELEY, Colo. - University of Northern Colorado head volleyball coach Lyndsey Benson announced the addition of Jenny Glenn and Tom Hunter to her coaching staff on Monday.
"Both of the assistants will be a great addition to our staff," Benson said. "They have played at an elite level and are very knowledgeable in every area of the game. They are passionate about the sport and our vision, but most of all they are passionate about building our program to a new level. Jenny and Tom are people of high character and they will be instrumental in Northern Colorado rising to the top of our conference."
Glenn comes to Northern Colorado from the SportsBridge Volleyball Club in Centennial, Colo., where she was the head coach for the 18 National Team. Prior to that, she was the head coach at the Crush Volleyball Club in Centennial for the Navy 17 and under team, where she led the team to a 2006 Junior National Qualifier.
She was also a volunteer assistant at Purdue University as a graduate student and was an assistant coach at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. Glenn spent her playing days at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., where she was the team captain and was a three-time all-conference and all-region selection. In 2001, she led TSU to the NCAA Elite Eight. Glenn received her bachelor of science in exercise physiology and was her class's valedictorian at Truman State in 2002. She also received her master's of science in exercise physiology from Purdue in 2005.
Hunter comes to the Bears with over six years of experience at the club, high school and college levels. His most recent assignment was as a recruiting coordinator for the NORCO Volleyball Club in the fall of 2006. He was the head coach of the 16 and under team, where he led them to a top two finish in the state and top 30 ranking in the nation in 2005-06.
Hunter also coached at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo., Helix High School in La Mesa Calif., Cuyamaca College and Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. At Valhalla as the head coach, he led the team to five conference championships and a San Diego County title.
Hunter played his collegiate days at San Diego State from 1996-99, where he was top 15 in the nation in blocking, hitting percentage and kills per game in the 1998-99 season. He was a two-time all-conference selection and was named his team's most valuable player in 1998-99. He received his bachelor of arts in social science from San Diego State in 1999 and his teaching credential in 2001.