(Kansas City, Mo.) - The Kansas City Volleyball program announced that Trent Jones has been promoted to Associate Head Coach after serving the past two years as the assistant coach. Last season the 'Roos posted a 17-13 record, the second most wins in school history, and advanced to the conference tournament for the first time since 2009.
"Trent has been instrumental in the success we've experienced thus far and there is no question to the positive impact he will have in the future in our program." Head Coach Christi Posey said, "His loyalty, his work ethic, and his commitment to player improvement make him an outstanding asset to Kansas City Volleyball."
Jones came to UMKC from UMSL, where he led the Tritons to a 64-28 record in his three seasons and the squad's first trip to the NCAA Division II tournament since 1995 in 2010. In that season, he directed the squad to its first appearance in the AVCA top-25 since 1993, while being named the Great Lakes Valley Coach of the Year in 2008. In his three seasons, Jones produced 12 All-GLVC selections, four All-Region selections and an All-Region Freshman of the Year honoree.
Although Jones oversees many aspects of the program, his work with the middle attackers produced an All-League performance from freshman, Emma Hagedorn. Jones also coordinates blocking schemes and team defense.
"We are thrilled to be able to promote Trent to Associate Head Coach; it gives us the chance to demonstrate our appreciation for his expertise and dedication." Posey said.
The Roos will begin their individual training and strength workouts upon their return to campus on January 22. The Second Annual Roo Volleyball banquet will be held January 27 at the Holiday Inn-Plaza.