Jessica Rinehart, who has spent the last five seasons as the head volleyball coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, has been named the head volleyball coach at Northwest Missouri State. Rinehart has helped transform two programs since 2003.
She led Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history before arriving in Augsburg in 2005. There, she inherited a program that had finished 12th in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and steadily moved the Auggies up and into fourth place in 2009. Rinehart is a native of Red Oak, Iowa, and in 2007 was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.