San Antonio - Former three-time All-American Marion Hazelwood has been appointed assistant volleyball coach at Trinity University.
Coach Hazelwood earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-America accolades in each of her three seasons at the University of Oklahoma from 2014-2016. She also was elected three times to the AVCA All-Southwest Region Team, and twice to the All-Big 12 First Team. The former team captain also was selected as the 2014 AVCA Southwest Region Freshman of the Year, and was tabbed for the Big 12 All-Freshman Team and the All-Big 12 Academic Rookie Team the same season.
Coach Hazelwood, a Dean's List honoree, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business management in less than four years.
The talented Coach Hazelwood was not finished on the volleyball court. She transferred to the University of Washington in 2017 to pursue a master's degree, and played for the Huskies volleyball team for one season. Coach Hazelwood earned a Master of Education degree one year later in the intercollegiate athletic leadership program.
Coach Hazelwood is continuing a family tradition at Trinity University. She replaces her sister, Aly Hazelwood Lilley '09, a former Tiger All-American who has served as assistant coach for the past six years. Coach Lilley was appointed the Associate Director for Athletic Giving and Engagement in Trinity's Alumni Relations & Development Division. Sisters Maddy Hazelwood '11 and Audrey Hazelwood '15 were also Tiger volleyball standouts. Their mom, Kay Hazelwood, is a 1982 Trinity graduate.
Trinity's volleyball team is led by Head Coach Julie Jenkins, who is in her 34th season at the helm. Coach Jenkins leads active NCAA Division III volleyball coaches in terms of victories, and is third among all-time DIII coaches. In a 34-year coaching career - including a 1984 stint at Division I Virginia Commonwealth University - Coach Jenkins has amassed an overall record of 910-407 (.691). Since taking the reins of Tiger volleyball in 1985, Coach Jenkins has chalked up a record of 881-386 (.695). Under Coach Jenkins' leadership, the Tigers have been NCAA Division III runners-up, earned a Third-Place finish, advanced to the Elite Eight five times, made the Sweet 16 on 14 occasions, and captured 18 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
Coach Hazelwood has a wide variety of coaching experience. She was head coach of the Oklahoma Elite Volleyball 13s, and coached at summer camps at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Washington. Coach Hazelwood was a volunteer and mentor at Truman Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma. She also worked at N-7 in Norman, a Nike-sponsored event that promotes health and exercise awareness, specifically for Native American students.
The versatile Coach Hazelwood was also a marketing outreach intern at Washington, as well as an indoor tennis center intern at the university. In Seattle, Washington, Coach Hazelwood made children's hospital visits and volunteered with Special Olympics.