Raye hired as assistant volleyball coach

BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard volleyball coach Kelly Burdeau has completed her staff for the 2014 season with the hiring of former Catawba setter Jordan Raye to be the program’s next assistant coach.

Raye, a 16-time South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week during her playing career at Catawba, graduated with a degree in Physical Education in 2013. She spent the last year as the head volleyball coach at West Rowan High School in Mount Ulla, North Carolina. She has also served as the head coach of two teams at the High Rock Volleyball Club in Salisbury, North Carolina.

“I am beyond excited to join the Tornado family,” Raye said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to start my collegiate coaching career at a place where the volleyball team has so much potential. I am blessed to be coaching alongside coach Burdeau and am ready for the season to start.”

Raye was a standout player during her four years at Catawba. She ranks seventh in Indians history with 2,275 career assists and twice led her team to the NCAA Tournament. Her best season came as a junior, when she was named first team all-conference, all-region, and all-region tournament while compiling 1,155 assists.

“I am very excited for Jordan to join the Brevard family,” said Burdeau. “She comes to us with a very strong volleyball background. I have no doubt that she will make an immediate impact with her enthusiasm and knowledge. Jordan's passion for the sport and drive for excellence will be an integral part in completing the culture change of the program.”

The Boonville, North Carolina native also had a productive career at Starmount High School, where she was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior in addition to receiving all-conference honors four times.

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