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Jackson Honored with AVCA Diversity Award

Written by on November 6, 2020

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Redbird volleyball Volunteer Assistant Coach Tiffane Jackson was named a recipient of the 2020 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Diversity Award.

Jackson is one of 26 recipients and earned hers from the collective efforts of the Missouri Valley Conference head volleyball coaches.

“I’m honored to represent both Illinois State and the Missouri Valley Conference with this award,” said Jackson. “Receiving the AVCA’s Diversity Award further motivates me to continue to be a symbol of possibility for young women and girls who look like me hoping to find success within the sport of volleyball and beyond. I’m looking forward to using this experience and educational tools to grow, both the sport and as an individual within coaching.”

Prior to joining Illinois State for the 2019 season, Jackson previously served as the Head Coach of the Yellow Jackets at Allen University.

Head Volleyball Coach Leah Johnson is thrilled to have her on the team.

“Coach Tiffane has made a tremendous impact on our program and each person in it,” said Coach Johnson. “Her kindness, work ethic and humility are just a few of the wonderful attributes she brings, on top of her individualized work with our middle blockers and attackers. She is incredibly deserving of this award and I am proud to work alongside her.”

As part of the 2020 AVCA Diversity Award program, Jackson and the other recipients will participate in a series of educational, developmental and relationship-building experiences during the 2020 AVCA Virtual Convention in mid-December.