Shelbyllynn McBride enters a new role in her move to UMBC as the former standout student-athlete moves into a coaching position with the Retrievers’ Volleyball program. McBride brings a wealth of experience in collegiate athletics, being a two-sport athlete as an undergraduate at George Mason University and finishing her final year of volleyball eligibility as a graduate student in the fall of 2003 at Georgia State University.
As assistant coach McBride’s duties will include recruiting, practice planning, developing game strategies and organization of team travel plans among others.
In the fall of 2003 at Georgia State, McBride led the Panthers to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game and held the team’s top kills per game average on the year at 3.46. The Panthers finished the 2003 campaign with a 27-8 overall record and 9-1 conference record.
Prior to her arrival at Georgia State, McBride completed a successful four years at George Mason University, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology and minor in women’s studies. McBride was a two-sport athlete for the Patriots, lettering in volleyball and basketball. McBride earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year honors and was the only freshman to be named to the CAA All-Second Team in 1999. She tallied 363 kills in her first season, added 213 in her sophomore year and after a medical redshirt year as a junior she recorded 112 total kills including a triple-double game where she tallied 10 kills, 20 assists and 13 digs.
McBride also made her mark on the basketball court, leaving the Patriots ranking 23rd in career points scored with 719, 20th in rebounds with 437 and 11th in three-point field goals made with 32.
McBride served as a graduate assistant at Georgia State following her final year of eligibility and was an assistant coach at the Metro Volleyball Club in Fairfax, Va., between Nov. 2001 and May 2002. Her duties have included helping plan practice schedules, design strength programs and develop game plans. McBride has also served as a camp counselor at volleyball and basketball camps instilling her passion for sports and the fundamentals of athletics into today’s youth.
McBride is the youngest of three children to her parents, Michael and Rebecca McBride. McBride has one sister, Lyndsey who is 27, and one brother, Jamon who is 25 years of age. McBride currently resides in Baltimore, Md.