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.

Lady Vols Upset Mississippi State, 82-64

Tennessee earned one of the biggest wins of the Holly Warlick era on Sunday, defeating #3/2 Mississippi State, 82-64, at Humphrey Coliseum. Jaime Nared paved the way for UT's offense, dropping a career-high 30 points and nine rebounds. Diamond DeShields posted an all-around performance with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. The win marked the first victory over a ... (click for more)

Delta State Wins Three-Game Series With Lee 2-1

When the weather heats up, so does the baseball bats! Such was the case on Sunday afternoon as always potent Delta State unloaded for 11 runs over the first four innings and then turned back a late charge by Lee to record a 13-5 victory and claim the three-game Gulf South Conference series, 2-1.   “It doesn't get any easier with two-mid week games versus Bellarmine and ... (click for more)

2 Homes Totally Destroyed By Fire On Sunday In Separate Blazes

Two homes were totally destroyed by fire in separate blazes on Sunday afternoon. At  5 p.m. , a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 3910 Fairmont Pike on Signal Mountain. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved house fire. A mutual aid response was requested for additional manpower and apparatus ... (click for more)

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)