COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jen Flynn Oldenburg, named head coach of the Ohio State women’s volleyball program on Jan. 17, has made the first addition to her staff by hiring Jill Wilson as an associate head coach.
“To say I am excited to have Jill join our program would be a huge understatement,” Oldenburg said. “Jill is the ultimate professional. The knowledge, passion and energy she will bring to our program will be contagious. My respect for her as a person has only grown during this process as she fits our values as a program and University. I am eager to get her on campus to start this journey!”
Wilson is making the transition to Columbus after spending the last three seasons as the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Virginia Tech.
“I am grateful for the chance to coach and recruit with not only one of the best coaches that I know, but also an incredible person,” said Wilson. “The facilities are second to none, but Jen, the support staff and team are what make it so exceptional. The Ohio State Athletics Department has a wonderful comradery that I am eager and honored to join.”
Wilson joined the Hokies after 10 seasons as an assistant coach at LSU. While in Baton Rouge, she helped lead the Tigers to six NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2009 SEC Championship. Wilson helped produce 15 All-SEC selections, four AVCA first team All-South Region picks and an AVCA First Team All-American and SEC Player of the Year in middle blocker Brittnee Cooper.
Wilson spent time in the ACC as an assistant North Carolina (2002-04) and Wake Forest (2006). She coached two All-Americans, an ACC Player of the Year and helped lead the Tar Heels to the 2002 regular season ACC Championship and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.
The Richmond, Texas, native was a four-year starter as an outside hitter for LSU from 1997-2000. Wilson was the Tigers’ representative on the women’s at-large SEC Good Works Team in 1999-00 and was named LSU Student-Athlete Volunteer of the Year in 2000.