Amy Nokes enters her first season as head coach of the Converse Volleyball program for the 2016-17 season after being hired March of 2016.
Amy Nokes comes to Converse after spending a season as an assistant at Division I Presbyterian College. Nokes spent one season as an assistant at Wofford College after serving as an assistant at Davis & Elkins College.
At PC she worked in all facets of the game, on and off the court, helping setter Sara Rogers finish in the top 10 in the Big South Conference in assists and Mikayla Register finish eight in digs, while handling travel and video exchange.
While at Wofford, Nokes worked primarily with setters. In her first season on staff, she coached freshman setter Molly Mayo to a Southern Conference All-Freshman Team selection. Mayo totaled 1,272 assists and averaged 10.78 assists per set, ranking second and third, respectively, in school history for a single season. Mayo ended the year No. 44 in the NCAA in total assists and No. 51 in assists per set. Nokes also helped the freshman setter earn a SoCon Freshman of the Week honor after posting a season-high 69 assists in a five-set win over William & Mary, which was one shy of the program’s single-match record.
Nokes played her collegiate career at Charleston Southern University where she was named to numerous all-tournament teams during her career at CSU and was captain of the team her senior year. She currently ranks in the top ten in four different categories held in the CSU record books. Following her senior year, Nokes received an offer to play professional volleyball, and played in both Finland and Sweden before she had a season ending injury that brought her back to South Carolina to finish her teaching degree.