Coach Briana Collins is anticipating a special and memorable volleyball season. Not only is the record-holding, 13-year graduate returning to Sherwood Christian Academy’s campus this year as head coach, but she is coaching her younger sister Ivy Grace in her last season as a senior at SCA. Briana Collins is Varsity/JV Head Volleyball Coach at SCA, where she graduated in 2015. Her credentials include being recruited from SCA to become a collegiate athlete as a defensive specialist, where was named NAIA Scholar Athlete all three seasons. Coach Collins has coached club-level volleyball and led her team to nationals.
ROLE AT SCA:
Varsity/JV Head Volleyball Community Coach
2015 SCA alumna; B.S. in Psychology from The University of Mobile in 3 years; M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Valdosta State University
SCA – 6 years of volleyball at SCA. I started as a setter and was moved quickly to the back row as the Libero.
College – Recruited to play volleyball in college at The University of Mobile as a defensive specialist.
Career – Coached club volleyball at C-229 for 4 regular seasons and took 1 team to nationals. Coached the SCA JV team last year. Also coached my intramural team for two seasons during grad school.
SCA – Scholar Athlete and named MVP, Best Defense, All-Region, All-State, and All-Star. I hold the record at SCA for career digs: 476.
University of Mobile – NAIA Scholar Athlete all three seasons
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN SWGA:
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS VOLLEYBALL SEASON?
Having the opportunity to mentor and connect with the athletes that share the same passion of volleyball as me. The volleyball program at SCA significantly impacted my life as a student, athlete, follower of Jesus, and now as a coach.
Spoiling my niece, reading, diamond painting, and doing anything that requires a competition.
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Dancing with The Stars
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL AS A COACH TRAINING SCA ATHLETES TO COMPETE WITH EXCELLENCE?
I always try to model what I expect from the athletes. Competing with excellence starts before they step foot in the gym. I hope to build character and integrity first. These qualities will reflect in the way we practice and compete.
We’re excited for a new season of volleyball and will be cheering on Coach Collins, her sister Ivy Grace (pictured above), and the entire varsity team!