Assistant Coach Jennifer Fry became a member of the Washington State volleyball program staff in August 2010.
Fry joined the Cougars after three seasons as the head coach at Norfolk State (Virginia). The Spartans' team qualified for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament the past three seasons for the first time since 2004 when the tournament included all teams. During Fry's first year at Norfolk State, in 2007, the Spartans snapped a 31- conference-match losing streak that dated back to the 2003 season.
During the summer of 2010, Fry coached at the USA Volleyball High Performance collegiate A3 level camps in Wisconsin.
Originally from Yuma, Ariz., Fry played volleyball two seasons at Arizona Western College, where she garnered all-conference accolades in 1999 as an outside hitter. The Arizona Western College team was nationally ranked during both years Fry played, including a No. 10 in 1999.
Fry continued her collegiate playing career at the University of Montevallo (Alabama), where she earned All-Gulf South Conference honors in 2000, leading the Falcons to a No. 24 national ranking in Division II. Fry graduated in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Montevallo in 2002, and earned her master's in criminal justice from Tiffin University (Ohio) in 2004. While at Tiffin Fry served as a graduate assistant volleyball coach for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
She advanced to an assistant coaching position at Seward County Community College (Kan.) in 2005, where she coached four all-conference performers as the Saints rose to a top-15 ranking in 2005.
Fry's next coaching stint was as an assistant coach in 2006 at Angelo State University (Div. II) in San Angelo, Texas. She assisted in all administrative and coaching aspects of the Rambelles' volleyball program and also mentored two all-conference players at Angelo State before accepting the head coaching position at Norfolk State.
The newest Cougar volleyball coach already has ties to Pullman. Fry's father, Tyrone Gray, was a wide receiver and defensive back on the Washington State football team in the late 1970s, and a sprinter for the Cougar track team. Gray played professionally for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.
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