Julie Jenkins, in her 26th year at the Tigers’ helm, is one of the most successful volleyball coaches in the NCAA.
Coach Jenkins has guided the Tigers team to the NCAA Division III playoffs 17 consecutive times.
She has compiled an overall record of 702-313 (a record of 673-292 at Trinity) and is ranked in the top-10 among active coaches in victories. Since 1991, when Trinity began volleyball competition in the SCAC, the Tigers have amassed a record of 589-153 (.794), and have chalked up a 228-10 (.958) mark in the conference.
Coach Jenkins was elected the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year in 1999, after leading the Tigers to the NCAA Championship match.
She has been named South Region Coach of the Year six times and SCAC Coach of the Year on nine occasions..
The Tigers have made two NCAA semifinal appearances and five trips to the quarterfinals under Coach Jenkins’ tutelage. Trinity has advanced 12 times to the NCAA Sweet 16, and won 15 SCAC Championships, including 11 in a row.
Under Coach Jenkins’ leadership, Trinity has earned 27 All-America selections.
Prior to joining the Trinity staff in 1985, Coach Jenkins was the interim head women’s volleyball coach at the NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1984, the Rams won their first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Coach Jenkins, a native of Owego, N.Y., earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from the College of William and Mary (Va.) in 1981. A scholarship athlete, Coach Jenkins competed in volleyball and tennis during her playing days for the Tribe. She holds a Master of Science degree in education from James Madison University (Va.).
In addition to coaching volleyball, Coach Jenkins is the Associate Director of Athletics.