Friday, May 21, 2010

Shannon Wells added to Ole Miss Volleyball Staff

Shannon Wells has been named an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Ole Miss. She comes to Ole Miss after three seasons as an assistant coach at Winthrop University, two years at Morehead State, and one year at her alma mater, University of Southern Indiana. She is filling the coaching position previously held by Molly Alvey, who left to become the head coach at Houston.

Wells spent one year under Alvey as an Assistant Coach at the University of Southern Indiana we she helped coach the squad to a 15-1 record in 2004 and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) regular season title. The squad also claimed the Tournament title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. She then went onto Morehead State where she as Assistant Coach alongside former Ole Miss Assistant Coach Kris Grunwald where she helped the squad improve from a 6-26 record to a 21-13 record.

Wells will be fully involved with every aspect of the program with her biggest attribute in the recruiting field.

"I have always wanted to be an assistant at the highest level possible where there was a sense of family and competitiveness and I believe Ole Miss is that place," Wells states. "From the very first time I stepped on campus, I knew this is where I belonged. We have a great young team that has the fight to win and Bill Egbert and Joe Getzin are two amazing people that will not only be great mentors but longtime friends."

"We're very excited to have Shannon Wells join our staff here at Ole Miss," Getzin said. "She's one of the exciting young coaches in our game and will bring a great energy and recruiting experience with her to this staff. She's a complete coach and we can give her a lot of responsibility and fully trust that she will do a great job."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alvey Resigns - Takes Head Job at University of Houston

I want to thank everyone for all of your support of our volleyball program here at Ole Miss. It has been an unbelievable experience for me and a wonderful place to call home for the past five years. I am sad to leave this team - they are my family here in Oxford. A new adventure is calling me and it is time for me to jump start my career as a head coach. I think the University of Houston is a great place to get started. Keep rooting those Rebels on - the talent level keeps growing here. It will be exciting to see what they bring next fall - amazing athletes and people! Thanks again and Go Rebels!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


We want to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Finals are over this Friday the 11th and we are all headed to our homes to be with our families. Safe travels and we will keep you posted on your favorite team!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Congrats to Whitney Craven for making the 2009 SEC Freshman Team. Whitney is only the third-ever Rebel volleyball player to receive this honor; the first being Jackie Jones in 2007 and second Regina Thomas in 2008. The last week of the season, Whitney also earned Freshman of the Week honors. The coaching staff is looking for Whitney to do some great things in her career at Ole Miss. Keep it up Whit!

episode 2 CRIBS - "Gill-home"

Welcome to episode 2 of our Ole Miss Cribs show. In this episode, you will meet Miranda and Chez and visit their home - "Gill-home." Gillom Sports Center is our volleyball facility and might as well be all of our homes. We love Gillom!! Now you can get an inside look...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Team Quotes - LSU Match

Senior Caitlin Weiss:
How exciting is it now to have these tough four games behind you and to know that the last five games are all winnable games?
"We're going 5-0 this last stretch. That's our goal. Put it in there because that's what we're doing."

Freshman Courtney Cunningham:
How do you feel you played individually - you hit .300 today?
"Coach really worked us this past week. He made sure that we were doing a lot of hitting drills and learned how to put the ball away."

Freshman Whitney Craven:
How do you feel you played individually - you hit over .300 today?
"I thought overall our hitting was a lot better tonight. This past week all we worked on was executing whever the ball was. I thought we did a good job of doing what we practiced."