Jennifer McCall joined the Southern Miss coaching staff in Feb. 2018.
McCall served the previous eight seasons as assistant volleyball coach at North Alabama. The Littleton, Colo., native has 19 years of coaching experience, including time as head coach at the NCAA Division I level.
"I'm excited to not only join Coach Radecki on the volleyball staff, but also to join the Southern Miss family," McCall said. "This volleyball program has seen a lot of success and I'm excited to be a part of its future."
The former collegiate standout most recently served as head volleyball coach at UNC Wilmington, where she spent five seasons at the helm of the program (2004-08). Prior to her stop at UNCW, McCall served one season as associate head coach at Gardner-Webb University. She previously spent three years as assistant coach and associate head coach at Iowa State (2000-02). She also served five seasons at Auburn as an assistant, the first two as a graduate assistant before moving into the assistant role her final three seasons with the Tigers.
In 2008, UNCW earned the Game Plan/AVCA Team Academic Award after the program posted a combined grade point average above 3.30 for the third consecutive year. In addition, six of her players averaged a GPA of 3.6 or higher, giving the Seahawks more than 30 Dean’s List honorees during her four seasons.
McCall also enjoyed an outstanding playing career at Florida State. A setter, she still ranks fourth all-time with 2,888 career assists, and her 1,452 assists during the 1993 season rank third on the single-season list. McCall was the starting setter on FSU’s co-championship team in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1992 and was voted Team MVP in 1993. A three-time team captain and member of the league’s All-Academic Team, McCall earned the Golden Torch Award from 1991-93 for posting the team’s highest grade point average and earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1994.
After her playing career, she spent five years on the staff at Auburn where she earned her master’s degree in health and human performance in 1997. She helped the Tigers compile a 98-52 overall record with the Southeastern Conference Western Division regular season title in 1997. Five Tigers earned All-SEC honors, including Freshman of the Year and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) District IV honoree Janelle Hamilton.