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Jenna Panatier
Head Coach

Jenna Panatier joined the Leopard family as the head coach of the University of La Verne volleyball program in 2011.
 
2016 was a stellar year for Leo Volleyball.  After finishing 22-6 (13-3 SCIAC), the team was rewarded with an NCAA All-American, two NCAA All-Region players, the SCIAC Player of the Year, three SCIAC first team and 3 second team players.  Additionally, Panatier and her staff were named SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year.  2016 concluded with the Leopards at the NCAA Championships in Texas, and a ranking of 18th in the Nation by the AVCA. 
 
Prior to La Verne, Panatier served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Lipscomb University (Tenn.), helping the Lady Bison clinch the 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship – the program’s first volleyball conference title in school history. She also recruited and trained Lipscomb middle blocker Alex Kelly, the 2008 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year.

Panatier was head coach at Colgate University (N.Y.) from 2002-06. In 2003 she doubled the Raiders’ win total from the previous year and ended her tenure having recruited and trained the 2004 and ’06 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year.

She led the Occidental College volleyball program from 1998-02. During her time with the Tigers she doubled the roster size and improved the overall record from 2-20 to 16-9. In 2000, her squad handed La Verne its only conference defeat of the season, a three-game sweep, and outside hitter Andrea Ohta was selected SCIAC Player of the Year.
 
Panatier enjoyed an outstanding collegiate playing career at St. John’s University (N.Y.), where she was team captain during the 1996 and ’97 seasons. She was team MVP in 1995 and received the St. John's Outstanding Woman in Sports Award in 1998. A true student-athlete, she earned Academic All-America honors three straight years (1996-98) and was chosen to the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team all four years.
 
The Van Nuys, Calif., native graduated from St. John's with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Business in 1998, and earned an MBA from Lipscomb in 2008.

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