Head Coach Jordan Fish
Jordan Fish enters into her first season as head coach for Hill College after serving as the assistant coach at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina.
At Charleston Southern, Fish helped lead the Buccaneers to their best season in 30 years, finishing top 6 overall in the Big South Conference. Fish was the primary setting coach for Rachel Smith who led the Big South in assists and was the only setter to be named on the All-Freshman team. Fish shared responsibility in all of the program’s recruiting, operation, community service and coaching. She also initiated planning and fundraising for the team’s first missions trip to Guatemala in the summer of 2018.
Prior to joining the staff at CSU, Jordan Fish completed her contract playing professionally overseas with the Amager VK-D1 volleyball team in Copenhagen, Denmark over the 2015-2016 season.
Lining up as the starting setter for the Amager Volleyball Klub, Fish led the team to their first Final Four appearance in program history. Twice she earned MVP honors during league matches and was named the Co-MVP by the Swedish committee for the match against Engelholm, Sweden’s top ranked team in the league.
Prior to her play overseas, Fish lined up on the court for the Hokies as a four-year letter-winner at setter for the Virginia Tech women’s volleyball team. She finished her standout playing career ranked fifth all-time in assists in the Virginia Tech record books, topping the 2,500 career assist milestone. In 2013 she recorded 1,381 career assists to rank fifth in the Tech single season record book. She was a two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection in the classroom earning her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development.
In addition to her work on the court, Fish was also a three-year member of the Virginia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee acting as liaison for athletes to the NCAA. She was also an active member in the campus ministry organizations, Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Over the past year Fish served as a head coach for the Amager VK 16U team and worked clinics at various local middle schools around Copenhagen.
She has extensive camp coaching experiences, working as a Coach and Camp Counselor at the Virginia Tech Volleyball camps from 2012-2014 where she was in charge of developing her groups in training, supervision and mentorship over the week long camps. She also coached at the Oakland Elite Volleyball Camps, working a setting clinic that she developed, coordinated and lead from 2012-2014.
Among her other experience on and off the court, Fish served a 10-week internship with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization in Huntington Beach, Calif. in the summer of 2015 that focused on developing and equipping college players who wanted to know God more and use volleyball to impact their team and community.
Fish was also a part of a group of athletes from Virginia Tech that helped serve in Eleuthera building a local church, teaching sport, and feeding and providing other basic needs for the Haitian refugee community.
She also served as a student leader for a summer course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with the VT Student Leadership which focused on global citizen leadership and taught HIV/AIDS awareness and education through sports camps.
Fish is a 2015 graduate of Virginia Tech University with a B.S. in Human Development.
Assistant Coach Scott Friesen
Scott Friesen joins the Hill College Lady Rebels as the Woman’s Assistant Volleyball Coach for the 2017 season. On top of coaching for Hill College, Friesen is also the Club Director and coach for INVICTUS Volleyball Club located in Waco, TX since October, 2016. Friesen is also a Crossfit L-1 Trainer at Crossfit Misfits, located in Woodway, TX since April of 2017.
Prior to moving to Waco, June of 2016, Friesen worked at Hesston College, Hesston, KS, as a Resident Hall Director. On top of working in Student Development, Friesen was the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach for 2 years. Friesen also served as a volunteer assistant for the Hesston College Woman’s Volleyball team.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, till the age of 10, Friesen’s family eventually moved to Pucallpa, Peru to be missionaries. There Friesen played volleyball throughout his junior high and high school years. Friesen went on to study at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts major in Youth Ministry and minor in Biblical Studies in May of 2013. There he made the Men’s Soccer team his freshman year as a walk on defensive player and eventually switched to play Men’s Club Volleyball. It is also here that he met his lovely wife, Natalie Friesen, who currently works at Live Oak Classical School in downtown Waco as a 5th and 6th grade science teacher and High School Head Volleyball coach. Scott and his wife Natalie reside in Woodway, TX.