Midland College Lady Chaparral Volleyball Coach
Head Coach Tammie Jimenez
January 6, 2011 - The Midland College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Tammie Jimenez as our next head volleyball coach. Coach Jimenez has been a four-year assistant coach on the Midland College volleyball staff and is well-positioned to continue the advances of the program. She becomes the third coach in the nine-year history of MC volleyball succeeding Erica Elder and Kimberly Boone-Weaver.
Tammie Jimenez is a native of Alpine, TX (Alpine High School) where she excelled both academically and athletically. Jimenez earned All-District, All-Permian Basin and All-West Texas volleyball honors. She was also named to the All-District All-Academic team as a junior and senior at AHS.
Following her high school graduation, Jimenez played one season at Frank Phillips College (Borger, TX). She departed FPC and enrolled at St. Mary's University (TX) where she earned a Bachelor of Information Systems Management degree in 2003. Coach Jimenez also earned a Masters of Human Resources Management degree from the Uinversity of Phoenix in 2008.
Jimenez joined Midland College in 2004-2005 as the Benefits Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. She became the first, full-time assistant volleyball coach in 2007 under, then first-year coach, Kimberly Boone-Weaver. As a member of the volleyball staff, Jimenez helped attract many outstanding student-athletes to the MC Campus. Her ability to recruit west Texas talent as well as internationally helped guide the Lady Chap volleyball team to a 112-49 record, including an impressive 35-7 record in 2010. Eight of the 13 member s fo this year's team are Permian Basin area products (Midland (2), Odessa (2), Monahans (1), Wink (1), Pecos (1) and Marfa (1)).
During the 2010 season Midland College won a share of the WJCAC title and won the NJCAA Region V West Championship outright. The Regional title qualified the Lady Chaparrals for the 2010 NJCAA Women's Division I Volleyball National Championship Tournament last November. Midland College went 2-2 and finished in 10th place at the National Tournament, marking the second such trip to nationals and the program's first-ever wins at the event.
"After looking at a great slate of applicants, we believe that Coach Jimenez is well-positioned to continue the strong growth of the Midland College volleyball program. She has been a wonderful and hard-working member of our staff and an integral component in the program's success over the past four years," said Forrest Allen, Midland College's Director of Athletics. "We are excited to see her evolve as a young coach and it will be very interesting to watch her continue moving the program forward," said Allen.