ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon Director of Volleyball and Women's Volleyball Head Coach Bill Rogers announced changes within his coaching staff Friday morning. Liz Drewry will join the Women's Volleyball program as an Assistant Coach. Drewry will also hold the title as Operations Coordinator for both the men's and women's programs.
"I wanted to thank Bill and [Athletic Director] Jeff Burns for giving me such a great opportunity to take my coaching career to the next level with such a successful and established program," Drewry said. "I look forward to growing in this role and being a part of this Randolph Macon family."
"Liz has an incredible background of coaching and playing that she brings to our program," Rogers said. "Our players are super excited to begin our season working with her," he added.
Drewry joins Randolph-Macon from Richmond Volleyball Club where she was the head coach for the 17 National team. While at RVC, Drewry helped create a strong work ethic and commitment to the sport of volleyball. Drewry worked with close to 15 players that eventually went on to play collegiate volleyball during the three seasons she has spent at RVC.
Previously, Drewry was the head coach at Glen Allen High School. There, she led the Jaguars to a 16-1 season in 2017 and guided Glen Allen to the Region tournament in 2018. Drewry mentored close to ten All-District and All-Region selections.
Drewry got her start in the coaching ranks as a coach with Florence Juniors in 2010. She also coached for the U-Turn Sports Performance Academy from 2014-2016.
Drewry played collegiately at Francis Marion University, graduating in 2013. Drewry amassed more than 700 kills and nearly 750 digs. As the lone senior on her squad, she led the team in kills, attacks and service aces in her final season in Florence, S.C.
In her professional career, Drewry has worked in the banking industry for more than five years, rising to leadership positions with Park Sterling Bank and Virginia Commonwealth Bank. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Francis Marion. While at FMU, she also spent time at France Business School majoring in International Business.
Drewry will move into the role previously held by program alum Savanna Love '10. Love will remain with the program in an assistant coaching role while simultaneously moving into a visiting assistant professor appointment with the College's Department of Education. Love recently earned her doctorate in educational psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Love has been with the Volleyball program since 2013.
"Filling Savanna's shoes is no small task, but with Savanna still on staff to help mentor Liz, we will have the best of both coaches," Rogers said. "I can't tell you how pleased I am to start practices in the fall. Our staff is deep and talented."
The 2019 Volleyball season will get underway on Friday, August 30 at the Virginia Wesleyan Invitational in Virginia Beach. The full schedule is available here.
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