Shayla Chalker just finished her second season as an assistant coach for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team in the 2017 season. Shayla helped guide the team to 2017 National Championship on the back of a 31-5 season and a 22 match win streak to finish the year.
Before joining the CMS staff, Shayla was the head coach at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. for three seasons. During her time at Knox she helped turn around a program that had not won a conference match in four years beginning with a conference win vs. Illinois College in 2012 that marked the first victory against them since 1990. In her final season at the helm, Knox finished the season with the most conference wins since 1995 and a freshman All-Conference Player.
Prior to becoming a head coach, Shayla served as an assistant coach at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. in 2009 before joining the staff at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. working for Olympic Bronze Medalist Caren Kemner.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Shayla played on the Australian National Team from 2000-2011. She was also part of three consecutive National Championships as part of the Victorian State Team and a four-time recipient of the Australian All-Star 6 Award. A 2009 graduate of Coe College, Shayla was a two time All-American and four time first-team All-Conference athlete.