Houston, TX – Texas Southern athletics director Dr. Charles McClelland announced Jocelyn Adams as TSU’s new volleyball head coach. Adams coached volleyball on the high school and college NCAA Division I level. The Houston native is currently the head coach at Eisenhower High School where her teams won back to back Bi-District Championships in 2008-09 and 2009-10, and she was the 2008 District 19-5A Coach of the Year. Adams was also the 2009 District 19-5A Co-coach of the Year.
Before joining Eisenhower, Adams was the volleyball head coach at Prairie View A&M from 1990-1999. In 1990, she was named SWAC Coach of the Year. In 1992, her team captured the SWAC Championship Tournament Title.
Adams is a 1983 graduate of Smiley High School and she earned her undergrad and masters degrees in Health and Physical Education from Prairie View A&M in 1987 & 1992 respectfully. Adams left Prairie View in 1999 to raise a family. She returned to coaching in 2004. “This is a great opportunity for me,” Adams said. “I’m excited about coming back after being away so long. I look forward to changing the culture of TSU volleyball and getting the program back to its prominence of the late 80s and early 90s.”
Adams’ first passion was track where she was an 8-time All-American, SWAC Champion and National Champion when she competed at Prairie View. She is a member of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame.
Adams will take over the Texas Southern volleyball program in June.