Snow volleyball team gets
new assistant coach
EPHRAIM—The Snow College women’s volleyball team has hired a new assistant coach.
Julia Smith, the former head coach at Springville High School from 2014-2016, will replace Charlie Ogilvie, who recently left the program to accept an assistant coaching position at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.
During her three seasons as the head coach at Springville, Smith led the Red Devils to the 4A UHSAA semi-finals, marking the team’s first trip to the final four in 10 seasons, according to Snow’s head women’s volleyball coach Jeff Reynolds.
In 2015, she led Springville to a Region 8 Championship with an undefeated record and her players posted a team grade-point average of 3.9. During her tenure with the Red Devils, she helped coach three different players who earned scholarships to four-year programs, Reynolds stated.
“We feel fortunate to have someone with the collegiate playing experience and coaching background as Coach Smith join our program,” Reynolds said. “She has not only played at the highest level, collegiately, but also has developed her coaching prowess under some remarkable mentors.”
Prior to taking over the program at Springville High, Smith served as an assistant coach at Timpview High School in Provo, where the T-Birds won back-to-back state titles in 2013 and 2014.
Smith played collegiately at Texas A&M where she played right side for the Aggies. As a member of the A&M volleyball program from 1999-2002, Smith helped the Aggies to the NCAA National Tournament all four seasons, including the Elite Eight in 1999 and 2001, and the second round in 2000 and 2002.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M and a master’s of educational leadership from Brigham Young University. Smith and her husband, Aaron, have four children and reside in Mt. Pleasant. Her husband has been recently hired as the head girls’ volleyball coach at Manti High School.