Trevecca Nazarene University

Crowley named new volleyball head coach

Trevecca Nazarene University has hired Jayme Crowley as the 14th head coach in the history of the Trojan volleyball program.

Jayme Crowley recently completed her 14th season of coaching on the high school level with her third 4-A Arizona State Championship. Crowley, a four-time Arizona Region Coach of the Year, has 22 years of head coaching experience that includes five seasons on the collegiate level.   

The volleyball coaching position became available when Scott Jones passed away on June 21, 2008. Jones had been the Trevecca coach for 11 seasons.

In his comments about the hiring of Jayme Crowley accepting the Trojan volleyball head coaching position, President Dan Boone noted "A university is always in the process of seeking great leaders. The untimely death of Coach Scott Jones has brought grief to the campus. In seeking his replacement, we are grateful to announce the hiring of Jayme Crowley as Trevecca’s women’s volleyball coach."

"She will be a healing influence in the lives of our student-athletes, an experienced coach with championship experience, and a Christian role model on the campus."

Trevecca director of athletics Brenda Patterson added, "We are very excited that Jayme has accepted our volleyball coaching position. Coach Crowley comes to us with very strong credentials. She also comes to us with a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of our student-athletes.

"With the tragic loss of Scott Jones, I firmly believe that Coach Crowley is the person to lead the volleyball team through the healing process and continue the legacy that Coach Jones built in our volleyball program.”

Crowley said, "Two years ago I wrote down my goals, visions and dreams for the future. One of those goals was to be challenged again by a college level job in volleyball coaching and teaching. I wrote that my dream job would be a small college where I could continue to grow in my faith and to utilize my God given leadership abilities to make a difference in young people's lives.

"Since writing these goals and dreams I've prayed for guidance and direction. My dreams and prayers have been answered! I believe I was called at just the right time to accept this position. I am so overwhelmed and excited about being named the new volleyball coach at Trevecca Nazarene University.

"Finally, I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that was established by Coach Scott Jones."

Crowley attended Missouri Southern State College for one season and then finished her college career at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. There she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education. She received her Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.

She has her Volleyball Impact Certification in Arizona and has a Program Level Two Accreditation nationally.

In addition to her scholastic coaching experience, Crowley administrated 20 sports as the athletics director at Chaparral High School for two seasons. Since 2000 she as served as the director/owner of Club Summit in Scottsdale. There she managed six coaches and 36 teams.

On the high school level her coaching experience includes two stops at Chaparral High School (Scottsdale), Desert Mountain High School (Scottsdale), Florence (Arizona) High School, Lawson (Missouri) High School, and Apache Junction (Arizona) High School. Her combined record over 14 seasons is 293-179. Her record the last four seasons is a combined 179-50 with three Arizona State Championships (2007, 2005, 2004), a runner-up finish (2003), and reached the final four in 2006. Additionally she led three other teams to the state tournament. She coached four Scottsdale Players of the Year and a Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year.

On the college level she led St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisc. and Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Ariz. She led Central Arizona to the 1994 ACCAC conference championship with a 21-7 record.

Jayme currently resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. where she has attended Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene for the last couple of years.