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SHELBYLYNN MCBRIDE NAMED NEW ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH
Baltimore, Md. – UMBC Volleyball Head Coach Greg Giovanazzi announced today the hiring of Shelbylynn McBride as assistant coach to 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 this past fall at Georgia State University.
“We are very pleased to have Shelbylynn join our staff as we look forward to the future of our program heading into our second year in the America East Conference,” said Giovanazzi. “Shelbylynn is an accomplished individual who has great knowledge of the game and will be a tremendous asset to program.”
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’s start date is effective immediately.