Kenneth (Shea) Jenkins, Director & Head Coach
Shea has been a pivotal member of the growth of Excel Volleyball Club coaching multiple teams as season for many years. This is Shea's ninth season at Excel. Success has followed Shea across many levels and age groups. Shea has qualified eleven times with bids across all divisions. In 2016, Shea led our 15 Red team to double qualify Open, medaling at both the Lone Star Qualifier as well as the Northern Lights Qualifier. Additionally, Shea's 17s team finished the season with a Silver Medal in the National Division at USAVs. Shea's teams are typically marked by great chemistry and competitiveness.
Prior to his coaching career, Shea competed at University of Texas at Arlington for their club team before moving to California to compete for their varsity program. He was a member of the National Championship NAIA team at Cal Bap in 2010. Ultimately, Shea completed his degree in Kinesiology from UTA paying for school through his coaching career and hard work in the gym. Shea is a well-rounded volleyball player despite his size with the ability to play most every position (save for middle blocker).
Shea is motivated by developing great coach-player relationships with the players who compete for him. He is pivotal in getting our college players back in the gym to compete and mentor younger athletes. Shea is marked by a clear devotion to family, specifically his two nieces. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Shea helps to manage operations at the Courtside facility.