Junel Jeffries joined Ashley Preston's coaching staff in 2015 as the second assistant coach. Jeffries served as Preston's assistant for three seasons at Coppin State. She works primarily with the setters.
In her first season as an assistant at Fullerton, the Titans dished out 1,331 assists and average 13.44 per set. Fullerton's setters led the offense to a .278 hitting percentage in 2015. In addition to the team accomplishments, Jefferies also helped coach Shimen Fayad and Madeline Schneider to Big West Conference honors.
Jefferies led an effort that saw the Titans increase their win total by six games from 2015 to 2016.
"Junel was a huge part of our success at Coppin State," Preston said. "She understands the game from a setter's perspective and knows how to make them play to the best of their abilities. I couldn't be happier that she's onboard to work not only with our setters here at Fullerton but with all the aspects of the offense."
As an assistant at Coppin State, Jeffries assisted with recruiting and also aided in the program's academic progression which resulted in the team receiving the Coppin State Athletics Department Director's Cup for the team with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Prior to Coppin State, Jeffries served one year as the head coach at Cheney University in 2008.
As a collegiate athlete, Jeffries had an outstanding career at Morgan State University, spending two years as the starting setter for the Bears where she received Mid-Eastern Athletic All-Conference honors in 2004 and holds the school record for most assists in a match.
Jeffries graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2008 and is currently finishing her masters of science in international marketing and business administration.
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