Jennifer Green begins her 11th season as assistant volleyball coach at Lyon College in 2018.
Green, the wife of Lyon head coach Ray Green, was a graduate of United Township High School in East Moline, Ill. in 1997, where she was a four-year letterwinner on the spiker squad.
She then went on to play collegiate volleyball at Black Hawk Community College in Moline. Green graduated in 1999 with a Degree in Biology, while playing outside hitter as a freshman and middle her sophomore season.
From 1999-2003 she coached at Wilson Junior High, Alleman High School and Junior Club Volleyball, while continuing to play the sport in adult tournaments in Chicago, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin in both beach and indoor ball.
Green was named assistant coach for the Ramapo College volleyball squad in Mahwah, NJ and she continued to work there through 2005, while coaching club ball at Cut Shot Volleyball Club. She continued to play beach and indoor until 2008, when she moved to Batesville.
Green continues to assist her husband with the Lyon squad and is co-director of Club Verde Junior Volleyball Club.
She along with her husband is part of USA Volleyball’s Delta Region High Performance Camp coaching staff. They have been on that staff since 2011. In 2012, USA Volleyball and the Delta Region awarded both of them the Robert A. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award for contributing outstanding participation, motivation, and other services in the promotion of volleyball.
Wes Hart joins the Lyon Volleyball coaching staff full-time for his first season in 2018, although he is not a newcomer to the program. Hart had been an assistant coach with the team each of the last two seasons on a volunteer basis until being promoted to full-time prior to this year’s campaign.
Hart received his Bachelor of Science degree from the New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine in 2012. With a concentration in sports journalism and broadcasting, Hart held multiple jobs in the sports journalism and broadcasting field while in school and after graduation. He did play-by-play and sports reporting for author Stephen King’s radio station WZON-AM620, and also produced and hosted an afternoon sports talk show on ESPN affiliate 92.9FM-The Ticket before moving to Arkansas in 2016.
While in school at NESCOM and continuing afterward, Hart was an assistant coach for parts of four years with the Husson University women’s volleyball team, an NCAA Division III school in Bangor, ME. In his first season with the team, he helped guide the Eagles to an appearance in the North Atlantic Conference championship match. Hart was also an assistant in the Sports Information Department during his time at Husson, broadcasting games for all the teams and doing public address announcing as well as stat work for all sports.
Hart also coaches for the White River Juniors volleyball club based out of Batesville, Arkansas. For the past two seasons, he has been a head coach at the 16U level, and will be leading a 17U team for the upcoming club season.
Along with his fellow Lyon coaches, Hart has also worked with USA Volleyball’s Delta Region High-Performance volleyball program for the last two years, evaluating and coaching high school players that are looking to move on and play at the collegiate level.
When he’s not coaching, Hart enjoys playing volleyball whenever he can whether it be indoors, on grass, or on sand. He travels around the region to play in tournaments when time allows, and also plays in the USA Volleyball Adult Open National Championships with a team of friends from Maine.