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Volleyball: Volleyball Hires Andrew As Associate Head Coach

LAFAYETTE, La. – Head volleyball coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot has announced that former Houston associate head coach Jenny Andrew has been hired as associate head coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
 
"Jenny is a fantastic hire for our program’s growth," Mazeitis-Fontenot said. "She is knowledgeable of the game and is passionate about learning. She will make an impact in our recruiting immediately with her relationships that she brings with her."

Andrew has been with the Houston program since 2012, coming in as an assistant coach and being elevated to the position of associate head coach under head coach Kaddie Platt for the 2014 season. She had a hand in all aspects of Cougar volleyball, specifically the development of offense and the setters.

During her time at UH, she helped lead the Cougars to 41 victories, including an 18-win season in 2013, a mark nine wins more than the previous year.

"I would like to thank Coach (Heather) Mazeitis and the administration at Louisiana for this opportunity to return home and continue my coaching career here at the University of Louisiana," Andrew said. "I am so happy to join Coach Mazeitis’s staff as I have known her for quite some time, believe in her and where she wants to go, and have watched her build this program over the past seven seasons to the best it’s ever been. The team culture is set and this group of gals are completely bought in to her vision of academic success and bringing this program into the national spotlight."

A veteran of the state of Texas and a well-respected instructor, Andrew joined the UH staff after spending the 2011 season working under Platt at Houston Baptist University as an assistant coach. In her lone season at HBU she helped guide the Huskies to a 22-9 campaign and a semifinals appearance in the Great West Conference Tournament.

Prior to HBU, Andrew spent one season at the University of Virginia, where she served as recruiting and offensive coordinator. She also previously coached the 16 and 17-and-under teams for the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club, annually one of the nation’s top three club programs, qualifying for nationals twice, while receiving the 2010 Coach of the Year honors.

Andrew was a four-year letter winner at the University of Texas and was instrumental in the team’s success as a 6-foot-2 setter. She helped her team to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Sweet 16 in 2004 and Elite Eight in 2006. She was named Most Valuable Player in 2006, was a Big 12 Academic All-Conference and Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection. Andrew was invited to try out for the United States National Team prior to her senior season and made the USA Volleyball A2 Team.

"It is a fantastic place to be and we are ready to contend for a Sun Belt Conference Championship this season," Andrew said "I look forward to being in the gym with the team this spring and hitting the recruiting trail hard to find our next Ragin’ Cajuns. I am so happy to be back in my hometown of Lafayette and call the University of Louisiana my new home. Geaux Cajuns!"

She graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in sport management. Andrew is a Houston-area native and was a standout on the court at Kingwood High School, but has strong family ties to Lafayette.

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