DECATUR, Ga.—The Agnes Scott College Athletics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Shanna Trone as head volleyball coach, effective July 15. Trone comes to Agnes Scott following a four-season stint as the head coach at Talladega College in Alabama.
"I am absolutely thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to work in the athletic department and to steer the volleyball program at Agnes Scott College," said Trone in her introductory email. "I look forward to connecting and developing with the student-athletes, as well as learning the Scottie way!"
"Shanna brings and adds great value to the ASC Athletics program. Her years of coaching experience and leadership skills, combined with her evident passion for the total development of our student-athletes is in alignment with our DIII philosophy and the Agnes Scott's mission of educating our students to 'think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times," stated Karen Goff, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
"She understands that the student-athlete experience is more than what happens on the court and is fully invested in cultivating an inclusive environment where our Scotties can lead and thrive both on and off the court," added Goff.
Trone sported a 56-71 mark in four seasons for the Tornadoes, which included a program-best 21-13 record during the 2016 fall season. Talladega racked up a perfect 10-0 record on its home court that season and made a run to the GCAC championship before falling two points short of a trip to the NAIA national tournament in a five-set loss to Xavier University of Louisiana.
Several Tornadoes saw career bests under Trone's direction, with players earning conference MVP, Attacker of the Year and multiple all-conference honors during her four seasons.
Prior to her time at Talladega, Trone served as the head coach at the Altamont School in Birmingham, Alabama, where her teams made the super regionals in all three seasons.
The former Martin Methodist standout will roam the sidelines for the first time on August 30 when the Scotties head on the road to play Middle Georgia State.