As the head coach of the Eagles, Coach Sports has compiled a 129-66 overall record and a 57-33 conference record. She has placed 15 student athletes on All Region teams, coached an All-American and Region X Player of the Year, 4 All Tournament players and an All Academic Team member.
Coach Sports joined Wake Tech Athletics in the fall of 2011 as the head women’s volleyball coach. In the spring of 2013 she became the head women’s softball coach and is also the Assistant Athletics Director. Sports started her head coaching career at Johnston Community College, building their first intercollegiate volleyball program.
Prior to heading up the Jaguars, Sports was the Assistant Coach at Peace College, where she also extinguished her last season of eligibility. During her brief tenure as a Pacer she quickly established leadership and consistency within the program as the Libero. Sports led the Pacers in digs, with 334 for the season, as well as providing stability at the service line. Ranking third on the team, she served 92% for the season. Sports also received the Coaches Award for her efforts.
Prior to Peace, she was a two-sport athlete at PCC, competing for the Bulldogs in volleyball and softball. She made the All-Academic Region Team and the Dean’s list with distinction, maintaining a 3.8 GPA. Sports recorded a team and individual high of 33 digs in one match in her first season as a Bulldog. During her second season she was nationally ranked, and PCC ranked 20th in the National Junior College Athletic Association. PCC went undefeated, 20-0, in conference play.
Sports coordinated the first-ever Girls Advanced Volleyball League for Cary Parks and Recreation, while coaching one of the participating teams. She also taught skills sessions and coordinated volleyball camps. Sports volunteered as an assistant coach for the Jacksonville High School softball team and assisted local rec league softball teams.
Sports graduated magna cum laude from Peace College, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She received her Master of Arts in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University.