Herd Volleyball Inks Two for Signing Day
Gabby and Jojo Coulter will be immediately eligible for the 2018 season
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall volleyball coach Mitch Jacobs and his staff announced two signees in the 2017-18 recruiting class on Tuesday.
Twin sisters, Gabby and Jojo Coulter, will join the Thundering Herd in the fall of 2018.
“Gabby and Jojo are very talented volleyball players and athletes,” head coach Mitch Jacobs said. “Both of them could have a major impact on the court early in their careers. Our fans are going to love the energy and enjoyment these two play the game with.”
Jojo, a 5-11 outside hitter from Bradenton, Fla., is a four-year varsity player for Manatee High School that boasts an impressive pedigree. Last season, she was 2016 Herald Tribune Player of the Year, the 2016 Bradenton Herald Player of the Year and a member of the 2014 and 2015 All-Area Teams. During her junior and sophomore years she helped lead her team to become regional champions, while she helped lead her team to become state and regional champions in 2014. Last season, she had 345 kills.
“Jojo is a six-rotation outside hitter that can really read the floor and knows how to score in multiple ways,” Jacobs said. “She brings us outstanding ball control and another high-level floor defender.”
On the club level, she was an USAV All-American from 2016-17, while she earned AAU Open National Champion honors in 2014 and 2015.
“Jojo’s effort and level of play reminds me of former Marshall players Dorothy Rahal and Laura Der,” Jacobs said. “She plays with an almost disregard for her body when it comes to keeping the ball off of the floor. She has a commitment to making plays.”
Gabby is a 5-10 setter who boasts an equally impressive pedigree. From 2014-16, she was named to the All-County team and the Herald Tribune’s All-First Team. During her junior and sophomore years she helped lead her team to become regional champions, while she helped lead her team to become state and regional champions in 2014.
“We’ve had some really good setters come through our program here at Marshall,” Jacobs said. “Gabby might be the most complete setter of all of them coming out of high school. There’s a lot of work in front of her, but it’s going to be real fun seeing how hard she works to be the best.”
On the club level, she was an USAV All-American in 2016-17, while she earned AAU Open National Champion honors in 2014 and 2015.