Staff
Head Coach
Marci Jenkins

Three-time Big South Coach of the Year Marci Jenkins concluded her seventh season at the helm of the Radford volleyball program in 2014.

Led by four All-Big South performers, Radford claimed its ninth Big South regular season championship 2014. The Highlanders boasted a 24-8 record, including finishing 12-2 during conference play. The program picked up wins versus PAC-12 powerhouse University of California- Berkeley, and University of Maryland who are new members of the BIG 12. For their efforts during the 2014 season, the Highlanders finished with a RPI of 87, which is the highest in program history.

Radford received two of the four major awards: Again both Emma Deininger (Scholar-Athlete of the Year) and Jenkins (Coach of the Year) picked up end of the year season honors. Both in back to back seasons, and Jenkins' Coach of the Year was her third in four seasons.

Jenkins is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Union University. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. A four-year starter, she also served as the volleyball team captain her junior and senior years

Assistant Coach
Chris Hertel

Chris Hertel just completed his fourth season with Radford Volleyball after being hired in June 2011 as an assistant coach. Hertel joined the Highlander staff after spending the previous six seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at New Mexico State and the past 20 years working with club programs.

Hertel, a 2011 graduate of New Mexico State, played an integral part of the club systems in New Mexico and California. An assistant director and coach in both programs, he oversaw training multiple teams, assisted with recruiting and coordinated team travel.

His most recent involvement was with the Diamondback Volleyball Club (2004-2011) out of Las Cruces, N.M. Prior to Diamondback, Hertel got his start at Empire Volleyball Club (1991-2003) in Santa Rosa, Calif. learning the trade from Ed “Bear’ Grassl.