Shea Jenkins, Head Coach
Coach Jenkins started playing club volleyball at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA). He played club at UTA prior to his move to California, where he attended California Baptist University (CBU) to play on their Mens Volleyball team. Coach Jenkins was also a part of the CBU 2010 NAIA MENS VOLLEYBALL National Championship team.
In 2014, Coach Jenkins led EXCEL 15 National to qualify for USAV Nationals in Minneapolis. The team finished 7th in the USA division. He also assisted EXCEL 17 National Mac to qualify for USAV Nationals.
In 2013, Coach Jenkins led EXCEL 12 National to multiple North Texas tournament championships throughout the season and also to qualify for USAV Nationals in Dallas where the team finished 11th in the nation.
In 2012, Coach Jenkins led 14 Elite to the USAV National Championships in Columbus. Coach Jenkins was also part of the coaching team that led the 17 Elite National team to win the Nike Mideast qualifier in Indianapolis to continue on to Nationals in Columbus.
In 2011, Jenkins was part of the coaching team that led Excel's 13 Elite team to the USAV Junior Olympics. He also led the 16 Elite National team through a successful season. They finished 2nd at the Mideast National Qualifier in Indianapolis and were ranked in the top 12 within North Texas.
He is currently in his first year at Dallas Parish as the head JV volleyball coach and assistant on Varsity, after serving his prior 4 years at Pantego Christian Academy. Coach Jenkins is also continuing his education at UTA working on his all level teaching certification.
Coaching is teaching. For something to be taught, something must be learned. I believe that the ability to fail and learn must require someone who has self-confidence, which most athletes do not have at first. This puts the need of the athlete first before mine. I truly believe everyone can be taught but not all in the same way. It is my job to reach out to that individual and find out the best approach. My goal as a coach is to bestow in my athletes the same passion that I have for the game of volleyball, which leads to my first priority to make my athletes the best they can be on the court as a player and better off the court as a person. To obtain this a coach must reach a clear understanding of the word “respect” and that every athlete must be treated with respect and dignity that he or she as a coach thinks they deserve in return. I want all of my athletes to have “Competitive Greatness” and to want to push themselves as hard as they can to become the best they can on and off the court.