Christina Coleman enters her first initial year as the Head Women's Volleyball and Softball Coach announced Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Coleman becomes the fifth coach to lead both programs after serving as the head volleyball coach at Georgetown College in 2017. Prior to Georgetown College, Coleman spent five seasons as the head women's volleyball coach Kentucky State University.
Coleman brings a wealth of coaching experience and knowlege to both volleyball and softball.
During her one-year stint at Georgetown, she guided the Lady Tigers to a 22-6 overall record and 11-3 mark in the Mid-South Conference (MSC). At Kentucky State, Coleman went 71-49 overall and an astounding 61-8 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) with two tournament titles and berths into the NCAA National Tournament.
Coleman has a long list of accolades for both herself and her student-athletes. Coleman coached outside hitter Emily Grieshaber who was named the SIAC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons (2013-14). Coleman has coached eight All-SIAC Team members, six end of the year superlative recipients and seven members of the SIAC Championship All-Tournament team in her three seasons at KSU. In the classroom, Coleman's team at KSU had the highest GPA among all athletic programs at Kentucky State.
When Coleman took the reins of the Thorobrettes program, she was no stranger to success at Kentucky State. Coleman was a member of the Kentucky State volleyball and track & field teams from 2001-04. In her time as KSU, Coleman helped lead the volleyball team to three consecutive second place finishes at the SIAC Championship Tournament. From 2001-03, Coleman lead the team in digs and was second on the team in hitting percentage. She was a team captain and team MVP from 2001-02.
Coleman received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Training and Coaching from Kentucky State in 2005. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Special Education from KSU in 2010.
After graduating, Coleman began her coaching career as Assistant Varsity Coach at Scott County High in Georgetown, Ky. While at Scott County, Coleman coached a pair of All-Conference players and an All-City selection. After one season at Scott County Colman was named the Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Track Coach at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Ky. While at Bryan Station, she won three volleyball district titles, made an appearance in the second round regional, coached three All-Tournament District MVPs, two All-City selections and 1 All-State student-athlete. As an Assistant Track Coach at BSHS Coleman coached seven Kentucky State Champions, a pair of All-Americans, the 2010 KHSAA Girls State runner-ups and the 2012 KHSAA Boys State Champions. She spent one season as Assistant Varsity Coach at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY and posted an overall record of 17-1. Coleman also has experience with two successful club teams. She coached the Thoroughbred Elite Volleyball Alliance (TEVA) from 2008-10 and Lexington United Volleyball (LUV) Association (2011-12) under the legendary Chris Beerman.
Coleman has been an active member of American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) since 2007. She is also a member of the Alliance of Women's Coaches. In 2012, Coleman received the American Volleyball Coaches Association minority scholarship. Coleman has been the Co-Chair for SIAC Volleyball Coaches Committee since the 2013 season and during the 2014 season Coleman was nominated by the SIAC coaches and selected to serve on the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).
In addition to her regular coaching duties, Coleman has found time to volunteer in the community and to sharpen her coaching skills at some of the most elite volleyball camps in the country. She volunteered with Lexington Blazing Cats Track Club, worked several camps for Lexington United Volleyball. In 2010, Coleman founded and operated Track Club and Lextown Lightning. During the summer of 2013, she was selected to be a lead coach at the Hornet Volleyball Camp at Alabama State University. Also during that summer, she was a lead coach at Butler University's Nike Volleyball Camp.
Coleman has two sons Derion and Dakari Talbert.