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Shea Jenkins, Head Coach

Coach Jenkins started playing club volleyball at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA).  He played club at UTA for 2 years then moved to California to play for California Baptist University for the mens NAIA and won the National Championship.

In 2013, Coach Jenkins led EXCEL 12 National to qualify for USAV Nationals in Dallas.  The team finished the year 11th in the nation.  In 2012, Coach Jenkins led 14 Elite to the USAV National Championships in Columbus. He led this team to multiple North Texas tournament championships throughout the season.  Coach Jenkins was also part of the coaching team that led the 17 Elite National team to qualify for USAV Nationals at Mideast in Indianapolis.  

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 assisting at Pantego Christian Academy with their varsity program.  Jenkins is currently finishing his degree at UTA majoring in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science and minoring in Sports Management with a teacher certification.  Jenkins looks forward to the upcoming season.

Coaching Philosophy
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.