Former collegiate and professional volleyball standout Hannah Allison has been named volleyball coach at Ensworth School.
Allison, who coached the Lady Tigers’ freshman team last season, replaces Ann Mullins, who stepped down last week.
“We are so thrilled to have Hannah Allison lead our volleyball program,” Ensworth athletic director Ricky Bowers said. “Hannah’s extensive experience as a player and, more important, her passion for coaching and teaching makes her a perfect leader for our girls.”
Allison, a Fayetteville, Ark., native, played four seasons at the University of Texas, helping lead the Longhorns the 2012 NCAA national championship, before going on to play professionally in Sweden.
“She’s played for Texas’s team, she played in the pros, she’s sweet, she’s awesome and we love her,” Bowers added.
Mullins, who coached at Siegel High School and arrived at Ensworth in 2012, is expected to be named volleyball coach at Father Ryan on Monday, replacing her former high school coach, Jinx Cockerham.
Cockerham, a 46-year coaching veteran and five-time Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association state champion, announced her retirement last November, a little over a month removed from leading her Lady Irish to a Division II-AA title.
Ensworth, which advanced to the Division II-AA quarterfinals two years ago, suffered a 3-0 defeat to St. Agnes in the opening round of the 2015 state tournament.
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