PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania announced the addition of a new assistant volleyball coach with the introduction of Jen Randall. Randall brings an impressive resume to head coach Kerry Carr’s staff that includes three trips to the NCAA Tournament as a standout player at Georgia Tech.
“We are very excited to add Jen to our coaching staff for the 2007 season,” said Carr. “She was, and still is, a very talented player, coming from the one of the strongest Georgia Tech teams ever to compete in the ACC. She has taken her playing experience and used it to become a successful and motivating club coach at the junior level, and is now ready to coach at the collegiate level. Her energy and enthusiasm for the sport and strong academics make her a natural fit with our team. “
Upon graduating from Georgia Tech, Randall was an assistant coach for the A5 Mizuno Volleyball Club in Atlanta, Ga. until June 2007. She was in charge of defensive and serve-receive training for A5. Last fall Randall continued her coaching experience as junior varsity head coach at Marist High School, also in Atlanta.
Randall was a four-year letterwinner and a captain her senior year at Georgia Tech. During her time with the Yellow Jackets they made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament from 2002-04. In 2003, Georgia Tech advanced to the Sweet 16 -- the furthest any Yellow Jacket team had advanced in the postseason in program history --before losing to Hawaii.
In addition to NCAA Tournament success, Randall helped the Yellow Jackets to the 2002 ACC Tournament championship and ACC regular-season titles in 2003 and 2004.
Randall, who graduated in 2006 with a degree in management, finished her career sixth on the school’s all-time list with 1,392 digs and eighth all-time with 2.77 digs per game. She led the team in digs her senior season with 513, good for second on the school’s single-season ledger.
The Quakers begin their season on Friday, September 7, when they travel to South Orange, N.J. to play Seton Hall in their Seton Hall Tournament. First serve is set for 7:30 p.m.