Julie Jenkins and the volleyball team celebrating
1,000 and Counting
Head volleyball coach Julie Jenkins reaches milestone career victories

In Fall 2021, Trinity University head volleyball coach Julie Jenkins became just the third coach in Division III history to reach 1,000 career victories. She is the 10th coach and only the second woman across any NCAA division to achieve that milestone.

Having just finished her 37th season at the helm of the Tigers, Coach Jenkins leads active NCAA DIII volleyball coaches in terms of victories. Since taking the reins in 1985, Jenkins has chalked up a Trinity record of (987-403) (.710) and a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference record of 369-38 (.907). Her teams have won 30 or more matches in 19 seasons.

“I’m a big believer in motivating by creating a positive, encouraging and challenging environment, by focusing on what the players are doing well (in addition to how they can improve), and letting them know that I believe in them,” Jenkins says. “All of our players also motivate each other by holding each other accountable and being appreciative of everyone’s role and contribution to the team.”

Molly Mohr Bruni is the managing editor for Trinity University Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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