LINDSBORG — Bethany College has a new volleyball coach.
Cheri Lindsay was announced today as the new leader of the Swedes’ program.
"Cheri will bring a tremendous amount of passion and enthusiasm to the Swedes’ volleyball program. She has a very strong playing and coaching background to lead Bethany to new heights in the KCAC," Bethany Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said.
Lindsay has been at Tiffin University in Ohio as the assistant volleyball coach since 2012 under McPherson College graduate Dana Cordova, who has been the head coach there for five highly successful seasons. She was also the head coach of the Black Swamp Volleyball Club Team. She was the head coach of the 15 American team in 2012-2013 and then transitioned to the 17 American team in 2013-2014.
Lindsay was involved in more than just volleyball at Tiffin as she worked as an advisor in the Student African American Sisterhood of Excellence. While in the SAASE. Lindsay was able to help promote higher graduation rates amongst African American female students.
Lindsay was a student-athlete and then a student assistant at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. She was an All-Conference SWAC player and after her playing days were completed, she became a student-coach where she learned different coaching techniques and the behind the scenes of coaching.
"I am very excited and honored to start my head coaching career at Bethany College. I look forward to building the volleyball program and getting it to level to compete and win in the conference," she said.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with a minor in Psychology. She received her Masters of Business Administration from Tiffin University in 2013 and has since started her Masters of Educational Administration.