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Simpson, originally from Colorado, brings considerable club coaching experience to Triangle. She played as a middle blocker in both club and high school at Overland High School. During her decorated prep career, Simpson was a four-year varsity letter winner and a three-time Colorado All-State and Centennial All-Conference selection. She led Overland to two Colorado 4A State titles and was named the KACT-TV Colorado Player of the Year in 1991. She competed collegiately at UNC Chapel Hill and was an impact player right away, earning the UNC Volleyball Rookie of the Year award and ACC All-Freshman team honors her first season. She is fourth all-time in the Tar Heel record books for solo blocks in a season with 103 in 1994.
Simpson began coaching during college at Carolina Volleyball Camps. In 2015, she joined the NC Elite Volleyball Club staff where she served as a head coach for four premier national teams ages 16s and 17s. Simpson’s teams have brought home the Atlantic Coach Power League championships in 16 and 17 Open, and she has qualified three years in a row for the USAV Girls Junior National Championships. She also has coached on the prep scene, first at Durham School of the Arts and now in her second season as the head coach at Millbrook High School. In her first season in 2018, she coached the Wildcats to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season. Most recently at Triangle, Simpson served as the head coach of 16 White.
SIGNIFICANT PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- Simpson competed collegiately at UNC Chapel Hill, where she earned ACC All-Freshman team honors and was named the UNC Volleyball Rookie of the Year.
- Placed fourth all-time in the Tar Heel record books for solo blocks in a season with 103 in 1994.
- Starred as a prep player in club and high school. She led Overland High School to two Colorado 4A state titles and was named the KACT-TV Colorado Player of the Year in 1991.
SIGNIFICANT COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- Coached from 2015-2019 at NC Elite Volleyball Club, where her teams won two Atlantic Coast Power League champshionships and
- Qualified three years in a row for USAV Girls Junior National Championships with her 16s and 17s teams at NC Elite
- Led the Millbrook High School Wildcats to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2018 and 2019, marking their first trip to the NCHSAA playoffs since 2013.