Wesley College head volleyball coach Lindsay Beiler recently announced the addition of Jessica Tynes as an assistant coach.

"I'm very excited to have Jess join the coaching staff," said Beiler. "She was a standout outside hitter for our team during her career, and it will be fun and rewarding to watch her transition from a player to coach. I am confident that her experience on the court will help her teach and lead the newcomers as well as returners. I also think that she will be able to learn from this experience to continue coaching after she completes her Master's degree."

A four-year member of the Wesley volleyball team, Tynes was a captain during her senior campaign in 2017. At graduation, Tynes ranked third in kills per set, 2.07; fourth in kills, 670, and attempts 2,092; fifth in digs, 584; and sixth in digs per set, 1.80, and points, 772. She was named Wesley's most improved player in 2016.

Tynes served as an assistant coach for Dynamic Volleyball Academy in the 2017-18 school year and at the Holy Cross Church in the spring of 2015.

A dean's list student, Tynes graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in law and justice studies. She is pursuing her master's degree in criminal justice.

"I am thrilled to be returning to Wesley as a coach," said Tynes. "Coach Beiler has taught me so much as a player, so I can't imagine a better mentor in the coaching world."