Oregon State volleyball head coach Mark Barnard announced Monday the appointment of Jessica Quinn as an assistant coach with the Beavers.
"Jessica is a great hire for us," Barnard said. "She relates well to the student-athletes we recruit, and from a volleyball perspective, she played at the D-I level as a setter. She has a great way of communicating. Jessica will be a great teacher, and the program will benefit by having her experience and understanding of volleyball. She's Oregon State through and through, and she will be committed to making this program better."
Quinn has been on the Oregon State staff the past two seasons as the team's director of operations, and has served as interim assistant coach since Laura DeBruler left to serve on the Ohio staff.
"I am excited and grateful for this new opportunity in a program I already love being a part of," Quinn said. "I look forward to this move from operations back into coaching because it will allow me to connect with our student-athletes and recruits on another level. It is amazing how much stronger relationships become with players when your commitments revolve around a common passion. I will take great pride in building student-athlete's trust and respect to fully prepare them to compete as we strive to consistently qualify for the NCAA tournament."
She was named the team's director of operations in August 2015 after serving as coordinator of Oregon State University's Sports and Special Programs, supervising operations for 40 collegiate sports clubs, since 2011.
Quinn served as the director of girls' volleyball for the Clovis North Area & Bronco Elite Volleyball Club from 2007-11. Among her other duties included in this role, Quinn served as a head coach.
From 1998-2012, Quinn gained coaching experience with various colleges and club teams, including a one-year stint with OSU volleyball as a volunteer in 2011. Other college roles include service as an assistant coach at Rhodes College (2000), as well as a volunteer assistant role at UC Davis (2004).
Quinn played volleyball all four years of college, starting at Reedley College (Calif.) from 1995-97. Quinn captained the team to a pair of Central Valley Conference Championships and fourth and sixth place finishes in the California State Championships.
Following her time at Reedley, Quinn also served as a team captain at the University of Memphis (1997-99), where she finished among the program's top-five career assist leaders (2,681) in only two seasons, while also posting two of the top-five single-game assist totals in school history (75 and 74, respectively).
Quinn graduated cum laude from the Memphis in 2000 as a criminal justice major and political science minor.