GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Glenville State has announced the hiring of Katie Avery as the new head coach.

Coach Avery comes to GSC from Charleston, West Virginia where she has spent the past year working as a personal trainer at a Nautilus Fitness Center. Avery graduated from West Virginia State in 2013 with a degree in Sport Studies. While at WVSU she was a four-year starter for their volleyball team from 2009-12, where she also served as captain of the team. In 2013 she spent the season on the sidelines as a student assistant for the Yellow Jackets. She is a 2009 graduate of Winfield High School where she helped win a state championship in 2006.

“I am honored and blessed for Glenville State giving me this great opportunity. I am excited and ready to take the Lady Pioneers Volleyball program to the next level,” Avery said.

“Coach Avery has been around the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and has worked under good leadership. I'm confident that she is ready to lead our volleyball program and to help the Lady Pioneers excel,” said GSC Athletic Director Janet Bailey.