Ellen Rehme joins volleyball coaching staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern has added Ellen Rehme to its volleyball staff as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, Head Coach Judy Green announced today.

Rehme was a successful right-side hitter at the University of Florida where she made a final four appearance in 2002 and won two Southeastern Conference titles. She transferred to Texas Christian for her junior and senior seasons, and was voted Team MVP both years. Rehme was a two-time Academic All-SEC selection, and she was a Strength & Conditioning All-American while at TCU.

Rehme graduated from TCU in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Radio Television and Film, and went on to earn her Master's degree from TCU in 2007. She played professionally in Cyprus after graduating from TCU, helping the Anorthosis Volleyball Club win the 2006 spring national championship.

Rehme is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, and has served in that capacity at both the University of North Carolina and Samford. She also volunteered with Corner Stone Schools and the Lakeshore Foundation, which works with paralympic adult and youth athletes. Rehme is currently coaching the Alabama Juniors Volleyball Club and is a paramedic and an Emergency Room Patient Care Technician at UAB. She plans to obtain her degree to become a Physician's Assistant in the near future.

"I am pleased to have Ellen join our BSC Volleyball program this fall," Green said. "I feel her successful collegiate playing experiences at both the University of Florida and Texas Christian University will help our players gain more confidence and maturity in the practice gym and on game days. She will be able not only to teach the skills necessary to be successful but she will be a great role model for our players as she can play at a very high level. Ellen also understands the balance needed to be a successful student-athlete as she was outstanding in the classroom."

The Panther volleyball team opens its 2013 schedule at the Huntingdon Invitational, Aug. 30-31 in Montgomery.