Jenny Hazelwood Accepts Coaching Position at APSU
Friday, February 9, 2007

Jenny Hazelwood

SHREVEPORT—Centenary head volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood has announced her resignation in order to take the head coaching position at Austin Peay State University. Hazelwood led the Ladies program for five years, longer than any other head coach in the 22-year history of the Centenary volleyball program.


Hazelwood’s final day at Centenary will be on Friday, February 16th, as she begins her new position at APSU the following Monday. She takes control of a Lady Govs team that finished 4-24 in 2006 and 2-16 in the Ohio Valley Conference. This season marked the first time in 21 years that the APSU volleyball team did not qualify for the OVC Tournament.


“I’m looking forward to going to APSU,” said Hazelwood. “I believe it is a great fit for me and my family and I’m excited about the potential and the tradition of the Lady Gov program.”


Hazelwood compiled a record of 48-138 at Centenary as her teams’ winning percentages climbed each season she was at the helm. She recruited two All-Mid-Continent Conference and All-Louisiana performers and her Ladies were given multiple All-Independent honors. Hazelwood herself was named the 2002 Independent Coach of the Year.


“I am very thankful to Centenary for the opportunity to coach such a great group of girls over the last five years,” said Hazelwood. “I am really going to miss the people I’ve worked with and I am grateful for their understanding and support in my choice to advance in my career.”


“We wish Jenny all the best and thank her for the fine job she did in advancing our volleyball program,” said Centenary Assistant Athletic Director David Pratt. “She will be missed, but Austin Peay State University will benefit from choosing such a hard-working and committed individual.”