Jenny Frank begins her first season as an assistant coach with the Green Wave, but is no stranger to winning volleyball after helping lead Conference USA newcomer UCF to three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference regular season titles.
A setter during her playing days, Frank's duties with the Green Wave include designing and implementing practice plans, training the setters, coordinating team travel, monitoring academic progress and assisting in recruiting.
Frank comes to Tulane after a year as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, UCF, during the 2004 season. In July, she was an assistant coach with USA Volleyball's High Performance Team for the Rocky Mountain Region where she worked with the setters and served as a training coach. She also has experience as an assistant with the Rocky Mountain Region Juniors High Performance and Colorado Performance 17-1 clubs in 2005, and worked camps at UCF, Regis and the Air Force Academy.
A four-year starter at UCF, Frank was a three-time All-Atlantic Sun Conference honoree, earning first-team honors in 2002 and 2003 after claiming second-team recognition in 2001, and helped the Golden Knights to a pair of A-Sun regular-season titles and three consecutive league tournament championships. As a senior in 2003, she was named A-Sun Player of the Year, claimed first-team All-Southeast Region honors and became the first player in school history to earn All-America honors as she claimed honorable-mention recognition from the AVCA.
Frank left her mark in the UCF record book as she stands second in school history in career assists (4,825), and fifth in service aces (149) and digs (1,111). In addition, Frank holds the single-season assist record for both UCF and the Atlantic Sun with 1,675, a mark she set in 2002.
During her time at UCF, Frank helped the Golden Knights to a combined 103-51 record, including an NCAA first-round win over Cincinnati in 2003, and a 37-3 mark in A-Sun play. Her performance as a collegiate athlete helped Frank land a spot on the 2005 "Bring It USA" team which toured Slovenia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
While Frank was impressive on the court, she also excelled in the classroom where she was a four-time member of the Dean's List and graduated with a bachelor's degree in interpersonal communication from UCF in 2004.