Albion names Jolly next coach
Britons pick former Millsaps assistant to lead program
ALBION, Mich. -- Albion has announced the appointment of Tammy Jolly as head women’s soccer coach. Jolly inherits a program that has won three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, two MIAA Tournament titles, and made four trips to the NCAA Division III Championships since 2000.
Jolly, who will make her Albion debut Sept. 3 when the Britons square off against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., launched her collegiate coaching career in 2010 as the assistant coach at Millsaps College.
“I expect to lead a program that will work hard, have fun, a win a lot of games,” Jolly said. “I’m excited about the talent of the returning players in the program.”
Prior to Millsaps, Jolly served as the girls’ varsity coach at George Washington High School in Denver, Col. Jolly led her team to consecutive state tournament appearances during her two seasons with the Patriots.
Jolly graduated in 2001 from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology. During her collegiate career, Tammy participated in both soccer and track and field for the Gators.
“I believe Albion is similar to the experience I had at Allegheny where scholar-athletes receive an amazing education and wonderful memories of playing soccer,” Jolly said.
She has completed work on her national ‘D’ license from the United States Soccer Federation and goalkeeper I and II diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in the past year and is nearing completion on a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado.