Rhine Named Covenant's Assistant Volleyball Coach

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Jason Rhine has accepted the position of assistant volleyball coach at Covenant, announced head volleyball coach Joanna Ehman and the Covenant athletics department.

Rhine comes to Covenant from Trinity International University where he assisted for three seasons under Trojans head coach Karen Hall while completing his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. While at TIU, Rhine was responsible for practice planning, scouting and in-game coaching. Additionally, he assisted in recruiting, travel arrangements and other duties.


"I am excited about bringing Jason on board at Covenant," Ehman said. "He has a heart for the Lord and a clear passion for coaching as his ministry."

Rhine also gained experience as a coach as he guided two different teams within the Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club organization in 2012 and 2013 along with two seasons as head coach at Quality Schools International in Dongguan, China from 2008-09.

"I'm really excited to help further the mission of Covenant College by joining the volleyball program," said Rhine. "I hope together we can build upon recent success as we look toward post-season eligibility in Division III."

Rhine graduated cum laude from Wheaton College in May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Biblical Studies. He completed his Master of Divinity degree in May of 2013 and graduated summa cum laude.

"I am confident that bringing his experience and new perspective into our program is a step in the right direction as we work to be competitive in the USA South," continued Ehman.

Covenant begins its season on August 31 with a pair of home matches against Oglethorpe and Wesleyan beginning at 12 p.m.

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