New Women’s Volleyball Coach at RCCJun 7, 2016
Rockingham Community College has named Emily Brooke Hensley, a native of Rockingham County, as the new women’s volleyball coach. The fall 2016 season will be her first to lead the Lady Eagles as the team continues to build upon the successes of recent years.
Stewart McClintock, Director of Student Life, also oversees intercollegiate athletics, and expressed pleasure at her appointment. “Brooke will bring a strong knowledge of the game and experience in coaching and teaching to her new role. We’re very excited to have her join us and to have her help us to build upon the successes of recent seasons.”
Hensley succeeds Meredith Johnston, who has served as coach for the past three seasons. During that time, she elevated the Lady Eagles’ volleyball program to new levels of success. In 2013, the Lady Eagles won a regular season conference championship, and in 2015 the team set a school record for most wins in a season. Johnson decided this spring to step away from coaching in order to attend to family obligations.
Brooke Hensley graduated from McMichael High School in Rockingham County. During her high school years, she was a member of varsity women’s teams in basketball, volleyball, and softball. She attended Averett University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching. While at Averett, she was also a student-athlete for both softball and volleyball, receiving various awards both for athletic performance and for her academic performance as a student-athlete. Since 2013, she has served at Bartlett Yancey High School as a physical education instructor and athletic director, and in 2015 coached the school’s women’s volleyball team.
Her related experience also includes coaching and teaching at various volleyball camps and coaching in Junior Olympic (JO) volleyball and traveling volleyball programs.
RCC competes in Division III (non-scholarship) of Region 10 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.