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Head Coach Carey Jones

Head Coach Carey Jones.jpgCarey 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. 

 

Assistant Coach Chelsea Funk

Assistant Coach Chelsea Funk.jpgChelsea Funk starts her second year as the assistant coach for the Lady Trojans Volleyball team.

A native of northwest Kansas, she graduated from Norton Community High School in 2006 and was a three sport athlete (volleyball, basketball & track) during her high school career. 

Funk played five years of club volleyball as a setter and a right side. She spent four years with the South Central Nebraska Club and one with the Panhandle Volleyball Club. She was a redshirt freshman setter for the Kansas State Wildcats in the fall of 2006. Coach Funk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in December of 2009 and a Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition in December of 2011, both from Kansas State.

During her time in Manhattan, Funk coached junior high volleyball for Eisenhower Elementary and worked as a marketing assistant for K-State Research and Extension. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona, she coached for Arizona Sky Volleyball Club, assisting for both the 17-1 National Team and the 14-2 Regional Team.

In addition to coaching volleyball, Chelsea works part-time as the Online Student Services Developer with CCC's Title III grant team.

Chelsea is married to Dr. Sam Funk of Washburn and Funk Optometry in downtown Colby. They are grateful to be living near family in western Kansas and to be members of Colby community.

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