Carey Jones is entering her 6th season as Head Coach for the Lady Trojans. She comes into the season with a 117-82 overall record and 43-25 in the Jayhawk Conference.
Jones helped coach Colby to its fourth winning season in four years in 2013 as the team finished 26-10 and 12-2 in conference play, finished in 1st place in the competitive Jayhawk Conference.
Before moving to Colby, Jones was the Head Volleyball Coach at Andale High School from April 2008-January 2009. She led the 4A team to many successes including the first winning record in 13 years. The Junior Varsity team had an undefeated season and the varsity team finished 28-8. Six Andale players were nominated to the All-Conference first and second teams.
After graduating from college in 2006, Jones was named the assistant volleyball coach at Garden City Community College. She actively recruited Kansas and out-of-state players. In addition to coaching duties, she was responsible for helping with practice plans for pre- and post-season and helped direct weight training and summer workouts. She co-directed summer camp with over 200 participants and was the co-director of the Block Out Volleyball club volleyball program. She also managed the website for the Athletic Department working with all the other coaches and programs on staff.
Jones attended Junior College at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri where she was a two-sport athlete playing both basketball and volleyball. Her sophomore season she was a team captain and her team finished in 2nd place in the conference. At Cottey, Jones began her coaching career as a Head Club Coach for a Nevada Juniors team.
After graduating with her Associates Degree from Cottey, Jones transferred to the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas where she played volleyball and studied Sports Management and Marketing. Jones continued coaching club during this time for different programs in the Kansas City area.
Coach Jones, a native of Fredonia, Kansas, is married to Colby native Chad Jones. He is a past graduate of CCC and currently works for Rocking M Radio in sales and as an on-air personality.
Maddie Kafoa grew up in Idaho, where she contributed to the most successful volleyball program in the school’s history, winning two conference championships and competing for the state title. She played on an undergraduate scholarship for Northwest College in Wyoming, and then Union College in Kentucky. She was privileged to be a team captain for both teams.
While participating at Northwest, she was named a Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference (WCCAC) Region IX All-Tournament Player and an All-Conference Player, and named to the WCCAC All-Academic and All-American Academic teams. While playing in Kentucky, Maddie was presented the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) and NAIA National Champion of Character awards. She had the experience of bringing her team to the National Tournament both years she participated in Union’s program.
At Northwest College, Maddie earned her Associate degree, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Union while working on a minor in Health and Wellness.
Maddie was a coach at the EPAN Volleyball club in West Virginia last season, coaching six girls on the 18 and under team that went on to play collegiate ball.