|Title:||Associate Head Volleyball Coach|
Jenny Glenn was promoted in January 2012 from Bears Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach, beginning immediately.
Glenn, who joined Benson's coaching staff in 2007 after spending time as a club volleyball head coach and high school assistant coach in Colorado and as a volunteer assistant at Purdue University, is primarily responsible for coaching the Bears' outside hitters and their defense.
She's also in charge of team academics for Northern Colorado Volleyball, fundraising and planning its international trips (China, 2008; Nicaragua, summer 2012) and directing the Bears' recruiting efforts.
"We are very blessed to have Jenny as a part of our staff," Benson says. "She has become one of the top assistant coaches in the [Big Sky] Conference and region. The success of [libero] Amanda Arterburn speaks for itself, and Jenny directly worked with her day-in and day-out.
"Jenny continues to learn and grow each season to make sure our ball control can compete against the best teams in the country. Jenny also has a great eye for talent and is excellent at selecting the athletes who will be successful in our program. Jenny is creative, organized and doesn't get enough credit for what she brings to our program."
Glenn came to Northern Colorado from the SportsBridge Volleyball Club in Centennial, Colo., where she was the head coach for the 18 National Team.
Prior to her stint with SportsBridge, she was head coach for the Crush Volleyball Club in Centennial for the Navy 17-and-under team, which she turned into a 2006 Junior National Qualifier.
Glenn played collegiately at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and she earned her master's degree in exercise physiology in 2005 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., where she spent time as a volunteer assistant coach for the Boilermakers.
She was also an assistant coach during the 2002-2003 season at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo.
At Truman State, Glenn was a standout on the court and in the classroom. She was a team captain for the Bulldogs and a three-time all-conference and all-region selection, and in 2001 she helped Truman State to a 37-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. She was also her class's valedictorian in 2002, when she received her bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology.