UI volleyball set for weekend contests at Michigan, Michigan State
The Hawkeyes took part in their 1st spring tournament on March 29
Grades K-12 have the opportunity to learn from the Hawkeye coaching staff
New volleyball head coach addressed the crowd in the Feller Club Room Tuesday
Head coach Bond Shymansky announced the hiring of his assistants this week
University of Iowa volleyball head coach Bond Shymansky announced the hiring of assistant coach Jackie Simpson on Feb. 25, 2014. Simpson will coordinate the offense and organize team camps.
Simpson joins the staff after spending the 2013 season as an assistant coach at Marquette. She helped the Golden Eagles win their first Big East regular season title with a 15-1 record, win a conference tournament championship and secure their third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.
Before Marquette, Simpson spent two seasons as an assistant coach and camp coordinator at East Carolina.
Simpson played collegiate volleyball at Wisconsin from 2004-07. The starting setter led the Badgers to the Elite Eight twice and the Sweet Sixteen once. She is a two-time AVCA All-Mideast Region honoree, two-time first team All-Big Ten selection, and an AVCA Second Team All-American. She also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Simpson ended her career second in Badger history and 17th all-time in the Big Ten in assists, and 12th all-time at Wisconsin in blocks.
The Downers Grove, Ill., native spent one season as an assistant coach at Winona State before continuing her volleyball career in the professional ranks in Germany and Cyprus. In Germany, Simpson was the starting setter for VC Wiesbaden.
Simpson earned a bachelor's degree in sports sociology in 2008 from Wisconsin and completed her master's degree in sports psychology in 2013 at East Carolina.