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Greeny hired as WSU volleyball coach

Former Davenport High School and Washington State University athlete Jennifer Stinson Greeny will be the next volleyball coach at WSU, the school announced Wednesday.

Greeny becomes the 12th coach in the history of the Cougars volleyball program where she previously played and was an assistant coach during the program’s most successful years on the Palouse.

“Jen Greeny brings an excitement to this position that only a Cougar alumnus can bring,” Moos said. “She is a tireless worker who has proven her coaching ability by being successful in every location she has coached. She will serve as a fantastic role model for all of our student-athletes.”

Greeny has been the head volleyball coach at Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston) for the past four years, accumulating a 112-24 record and .824 winning percentage. Her teams have won four consecutive Frontier Conference regular season titles, four consecutive Frontier Conference tournament championships, as well as earning four consecutive berths to the NAIA National Tournament and finishing in the top 13 in the nation each year. The Warriors ended the 2010 season at 31-3 for a .912 winning percentage, the best all-time mark in the history of the program.

Jennifer Stinson graduated from Davenport High in 1995 and was a three-sport star in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She led the Gorillas to two state basketball titles and she won three state high jump championships.

She went to WSU on a volleyball scholarship and became the seventh player in school history with 1,000 career kills. On WSU’s career list, Greeny ranks third in block assists (360), fourth in total blocks (419), seventh in solo blocks (59), and 10th in kills (1,006). She also trained with the U.S. National volleyball team during the summer of 1997 and was a three-time all-Pacific 10 Conference selection.

Greeny and her husband, Burdette Greeny, a former standout pitcher at WSU and an assistant volleyball coach at Lewis-Clark State, have two daughters Lauren, age 6, and Leah, 16 months.