Mississippi Valley State University has named Angela Franke as its new women’s volleyball coach.

Franke, who spent last season as the head coach at St. Andrews University in North Carolina,replaces Alyse Wells-Kilbert, who resigned earlier this summer.

Interim Director of Athletics Donald Sims said Thursday that Franke will be a great addition to the program, which opens its season Aug. 31 at a tournament at Texas Southern.

Prior to becoming a coach, Franke played volleyball for Mesa Community College and South Main Community College, before transferring to Jackson State. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Alcorn State. She also joined AmeriCorps in Feb. 2009, helping to develop safe environments for children to be active in sports and physical activity. Read more here: