Texas Tech head coach Don Flora announced on June 26 the promotion of Jennah Kearney to assistant volleyball coach.
Kearney, who served as the program's director of operations last season, is also the program's recruiting coordinator in addition to her assistant coach duties.
"During our national search it became clear that Jennah possessed the skills and traits that we were searching for in an elite assistant coach," Flora said. "When you look at the teaching insights, character and depth of trust needed in a coach, Jennah's skills clearly rose to the top. We are fired up for Jennah to step into this coaching role and support this program toward its expressed goals of being an elite Big 12 program and an elite NCAA program."
Kearney, then DeVries, played for New Mexico State from 2008-11, crossing paths with Flora who was an assistant coach with the Aggies during Kearney's sophomore and junior seasons. After that, she frequented Tech each summer, participating as a clinician at the Don Flora Volleyball Camps that are held annually at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Sedalia, Colo. native was a three-time All-WAC selection during her four seasons as the Aggies' starting setter where she dished out 4,052 career assists, fourth-most in program history. She garnered WAC All-Freshmen honors in 2008 as well conference all-tournament accolades following both the 2009 and 2011 WAC Championships.
Kearney was honored three times as an AVCA All-Region selection as well as a three-time AVCA honorable mention All-American. She was part of three 20-win teams at New Mexico State, where she helped lead the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.
"I am extremely grateful and honored to be a part of the Red Raider family," Kearney said. "I'm thankful Don has put his trust in me and my ability to help educate, serve and grow fearless champions. I love working alongside such a supportive staff. It is with their trust, continued support and guidance that I have grown as both a coach and an individual. Having been here for a year and a half as the director of operations, I have witnessed first-hand all the hard work our student-athletes put in each day, and I have seen the support from the whole athletic department through these current locker room and office renovations. I can proudly say this is such an exciting time for Texas Tech Athletics and I am thankful to be a part of this tight-knit family."
In addition to her work on the court at New Mexico State, Kearney was also a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree while pursuing her degree in individualized studies with a minor in family and child science.
Kearney graduated from New Mexico State in the spring of 2012. She lives in Lubbock with her husband, Jay.