Volleyball: Sliva McKee Hires New Assistant
Albuquerque, N.M. -- University of New Mexico head coach Kelley Sliva McKee today announced the hiring of Chelsea Robb as assistant volleyball coach.
Robb, a Northern Arizona alumnus, comes to UNM after spending the last year as the head coach for Flagstaffs High Altitude 18s club team. Prior to her stint as a club coach, Robb was a standout with the Lumberjack volleyball program.
I hired one of the best young coaches coming out of the collegiate ranks, said Sliva McKee. I recruited Chelsea to NAU and she was key in our two conference championships. She knows how to win and has a great work ethic. She knows me, I know her and she knows the system were going to teach. Shes wanted to be a coach since Ive known her - so for her to get the job is a great opportunity for her. Not only will she help us in the office, but on the court. Along with Brent (Aldridge) and Chelsea as on court teachers I just feel we can fly with this young group of players.
Honors for Robb include being named a three-time honorable mention Big Sky All-Conference member. In 1999, under then NAU head coach Sliva, Robb was named the Big Skys Freshman of the Year. Her teams were conference champs in 1999 and again in 2000, making their first NCAA Volleyball Championship appearance in 1999.
Robb, 22, was a member of the Deans List three years running, named a Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete and received a degree in Health Promotion from NAU.