Washington St. hires former star to coach volleyball team

Washington St. hires former star to coach volleyball team

Washington St. hires former star to coach volleyball team

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by WSU

KREM.com

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 12:32 PM

PULLMAN -- Jennifer Stinson Greeny, who has local ties all over Eastern Washington, was named Washington State University’s new volleyball head coach on Wednesday.

Greeny becomes the 12th coach in the history of the Cougars volleyball program where she previously played and was an assistant coach.

“Jen Greeny brings an excitement to this position that only a Cougar alumnus can bring,” Athletic director Bill Moos said. “She is a tireless worker who has proven her coaching ability by being successful in every location she has coached." 

Greeny has been the head volleyball coach at Lewis-Clark State College for the past four years, accumulating a 112-24 record and .824 winning percentage.  

“I want to thank Bill Moos and Dr. Floyd for this incredible opportunity,” Greeny said. “Being a Cougar is something extremely special and we are excited to be coming home.”

Jennifer Stinson graduated from Davenport High in Washington in 1995, where she was excelled in athletics. She stood out in volleyball, track, and basketball, where she finished her career as the state’s all-time leading scorer (both boys and girls) with 2,881 points.  

She went to WSU on a volleyball scholarship and became the seventh player in school history with 1,000 career kills. On WSU’s career list, Greeny ranks third in block assists (360), fourth in total blocks (419), seventh in solo blocks (59), and 10th in kills (1,006). She also played one season on the Cougar women’s basketball team. 

She received her degree from WSU in December 1999 and spent the next half-year substitute teaching and coaching in Spokane until accepting the position as assistant volleyball coach at WSU. Greeny spent 4½ years on Cindy Fredrick’s staff and then took over at Pullman High when Fredrick left for the University of Iowa. 

Greeny became the Pullman High School volleyball coach in 2003 and posted an 84-12 record with a .875 winning percentage in three years. She was the chosen the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year and was tabbed the Great Northern League Coach of the Year three times. 

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