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Lee-Scott Academy announced Monday that it has named former junior varsity coach Jordan McManus as its next head varsity volleyball coach.
In addition to serving as an assistant on the varsity squad, McManus was the head coach for Lee-Scott’s junior varsity volleyball team. Upon a successful first year in coaching, the Warriors’ junior varsity volleyball team that saw a 17-3 season record and a second-place finish at the AISA Junior Varsity State Tournament, she is now poised to take over the helm at the varsity level.
After graduating from Liberty University in 2021 with a degree in Christian Leadership and Church Ministry, McManus spent time as an athletics relationship liaison for the For Others Collective, a nonprofit started by Chris Tomlin, which provides innovative solutions to prevent vulnerable children from being placed into the foster care system.
In this role and others since, she has worked in positions that have caused her to be flexible and make decisions quickly in changing environments. In addition to coaching the Warriors’ volleyball team, McManus will teach Upper School Bible class.
“Coach Jordan brings both excitement and energy to her coaching and is always working to make her players reach their potential,” said Lee-Scott Academy Head of School Dr. Stan Cox. “I believe she will help elevate our team to another level and make us a championship contender. She has a great work ethic both on and off the court, which will enable our student-athletes to see the kind of hard work it takes to become a topnotch volleyball player.”
Jordan is married to Mark McManus and they have been married since January 2022. They both worship at Auburn Community Church.
“We are happy to bring Jordan McManus to lead our volleyball program,” said Warriors Athletic Director William Johnson. “Coach Jordan brings a championship mentality and work ethic to Lee-Scott that will elevate our volleyball program to another level. There is no doubt that she will help our student-athletes reach their potential both on and off the court with her leadership. We are excited to welcome coach Jordan McManus to the Lee-Scott Warriors Family.”