Aug 16, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina Head Volleyball Coach Jozsef Forman has named Abbey Worrell the program’s volunteer assistant coach. Worrell was most recently the assistant volleyball coach at Wake Forest. Worrell brings four years of NCAA Division I coaching experience to Coastal.
“I am extremely excited to have Abbey join our program,” said Forman. “She was a great student-athlete, played overseas, and has DI coaching experience from University of Toledo and Wake Forest. She will be a formidable asset to our program and a great role model for our student athletes.”
While at Wake Forest, Worrell recruited and committed the Atlanta Player of the Year, North Carolina State Most Valuable Player, and Junior National Champion Most Valuable Player. She also helped the team to a second place finish in the Wake Forest University Dean’s Cup. The Dean’s Cup is awarded to the team with the most community service hours.
Worrell's primary responsibility at Wake Forest was the development of the Demon Deacon outside hitters.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Coastal Carolina volleyball family,” said Worrell. “With much support from the administration, coach Forman is doing big things and I am honored to be joining the staff. This is an exciting time for the Chanticleer volleyball program.”
Prior to Wake Forest, Worrell spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Toledo. During her first year at Toledo in 2009, Worrell helped the Rockets post a 17-12 record, while the team's .586 winning percentage was the third-best in the program's 30-year history.
Her duties with the Rockets included working directly with the outside hitters and defensive specialists in addition to handling camps, film exchange and other day-to-day activities.
Prior to joining Toledo, Worrell was coaching volleyball in many facets. During the 2008-09 season, she was the head coach at West Iredell High School as well as a coach at both Lake Normal Volleyball Club and Race City Volleyball Club.
Worrell played four years (2002-05) for the Charlotte 49ers and appears on numerous lists in the program's record book. She is second in career points per set (4.00), third in career attacks (4,329) and fourth in both career kills (1,496) and career digs (1,344). She is one of three players in school history to be ranked in the Top 10 in both career kills and digs and one of seven players to tally 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Worrell was named Team MVP and served as team captain as both a junior and senior, earning all-tournament team accolades on three different occasions.
After graduating from Charlotte, Worrell continued her playing career. She played professionally for VC Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria during the 2006 season.
A native of Mishawaka, Ind., Worrell graduated with a degree in psychology in 2006 from Charlotte. She also minored in sociology, women's studies and American studies.