Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain officially announced the hiring of Jackson Lenoir as Volleyball Head Coach recently.

Lenoir comes to Martin Methodist with more than six years of coaching experience at the collegiate and club levels. Most recently, Lenoir served as interim head coach at NCAA Division II Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Lenoir spent two seasons with the Bucs as assistant coach before serving as the interim earlier in 2020.

“We are very excited to announce Jackson Lenoir as our new volleyball coach,” Bain said. “We had over 30 candidates apply and coach Lenoir was our clear choice from the start of the process. Jackson checks off all the boxes that we had set for our goals, which were region and state familiarity, a high visible energy to lead and recruit, a strong volleyball background and an established history of character and leadership. Jackson is someone who has a unique blend of volleyball success that can also relate to today’s generation. We look forward to helping Jackson launch his head coaching career while giving him the tools that he needs to be successful.”

Prior to his time at CBU, Lenoir served as graduate assistant at NAIA Briar Cliff (Iowa), where he helped coach a total of nine all-conference players between the men and women’s programs. Lenoir also helped coach an AVCA All-American during his time at Briar Cliff.

Lenoir also served as student assistant coach at NAIA Milligan (Tenn.), where he helped guide the women’s volleyball program to its respective conference tournament title match in 2015.

Lenoir has also coached several high-profile club teams, including Midwest Volleyball Power, the premier club team in Sioux City, Iowa.

Lenoir replaces Alison Williams, who resigned last month after she was named head coach at NCAA Division-II Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tennessee.

“I am excited and thankful to be the next volleyball coach at Martin Methodist College,” Lenoir said. “First, I want to thank God for opening up this door and for His plan in this process. I would like to thank President Dr. Mark LaBranche and Athletic Director Jeff Bain for the great opportunity to join the RedHawk family. I look forward to building on the foundation of success laid by coach Williams and want to continue a winning program the community can embrace. I am excited to get to work! Go RedHawks!”

­­—MMC Athletics

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