Brittany Newberry, who formerly headed the volleyball program at Conway Christian and later served as an assistant at UCA, has been named the new head volleyball coach at Hendrix.
She is the wife of UCA assistant volleyball coach John Newberry.
"Coach Newberry has experienced a lot of success as an assistant coach and we are confident her wealth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for the game makes her a great fit for our team," said Amy Weaver, Hendrix athletic director. "She will be terrific addition to our coaching staff and we are confident she will work tirelessly to build on the success of our national caliber volleyball program."
After leaving UCA, Newberry served as the assistant volleyball coach at Mississippi State for two years (2015 and 2016). In her first season she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 17-15 record, posting the first winning season at State since 2006. The 17 wins marked the most for MSU since 2006. Newberry helped the Bulldogs set a new program record with the most home wins in a season with eleven in 2016.
As an assistant at UCA from 2012 through 2015. she helped coach the Sugar Bears to a combined 46-6 conference record where they made two consecutive NCAA tournaments appearances and won back-to-back Southland Conference regular -season and tournament championships.
At CCS, Newberry led the team to a conference-runner-up finish and a third-place finish in the state tournament. Both rank as the best finishes in program history.
"Warrior volleyball has not only made its mark on the Southern Athletic Association but also at the national level as well," she said. "I will strive to continue this legacy and look forward to reaching new bounds. I am excited to get in the gym with the team and work hard to bring another championship to Hendrix College."
Newberry, has spent the last year as the Willowbrook Club 17 Gold Head Volleyball Coach.