Valkyries tap PC coach
Converse College has announced the hiring of Presbyterian College volleyball assistant coach Amy Nokes as its new head coach. She will assume her new duties immediately.
"I am excited for Amy," said PC Head Coach Korrinn Burgess. "She has been instrumental in the growth of our program during her time here and deserves the opportunity to lead her own team. While she will be missed here, Converse has made an excellent choice."
Amy Nokes just complete her first season at Presbyterian College as assistant coach after spending the previous year on the Wofford volleyball staff. She came to the program in August of 2014 after serving as an assistant at Davis & Elkins College.
At PC she worked in all facets of the game, on and off the court, helping setter Sara Rogers finish in the top 10 in the Big South Conference in assists and Mikayla Register finish eight in digs, while handling travel and video exchange.
Nokes worked primarily with Wofford's setters. In her first season on staff, she coached freshman setter Molly Mayo to a Southern Conference All-Freshman Team selection. Mayo totaled 1,272 assists and averaged 10.78 assists per set, ranking second and third, respectively, in school history for a single season. Mayo ended the year No. 44 in the NCAA in total assists and No. 51 in assists per set. Nokes also helped the freshman setter earn a SoCon Freshman of the Week honor after posting a season-high 69 assists in a five-set win over William & Mary, which was one shy of the program's single-match record.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Nokes played high school volleyball at Lane Technical College Prep. To date, she still holds seven school records. Nokes’ experience stems from her early playing career at the club level as a member of Sky High Volleyball.
Following high school, Nokes was recruited to play volleyball at Charleston Southern University. Nokes was named to numerous all-tournament teams during her career at CSU and was captain of the team her senior year. She currently ranks in the top ten in four different categories held in the CSU record books. Following her senior year, Nokes received an offer to play professional volleyball, and played in both Finland and Sweden before she had a season ending injury that brought her back to South Carolina to finish her teaching degree.
Nokes graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in physical education and kinesiology in 2013. Nokes has been in the club circuit for seven years, beginning with her coaching career at Charleston Juniors while playing at CSU.