Jessica Wolverton
Jessica Wolverton
Title: Assistant Director of Athletics - Student-Athlete Services/SWA
Phone: 410-857-2566
Email: jwolverton@mcdaniel.edu
Previous College: Gettysburg '05

Wolverton was tabbed as the department's first Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services in May 2018.

After serving seven seasons as volleyball coach, she relinquished those duties to focus full-time on administration. In her role, she will monitor eligibility and serve as liaison to the NCAA and Centennial Conference related to rules questions for all 24 varsity sports. She also conducts student welfare and professional development programming for all student-athletes and coaches and serves as the department's primary administrator for all diversity and inclusion programs and will serve as the department's liaison to the office of student and academic affairs.

She is also the department's senior woman administrator.

Wolverton served as department's SAAC advisor since arriving on the Hill in 2012 until the start of the 2018-19 season, when she relinquished that duty to take over as director of compliance.

Wolverton posted a 120-84 record in seven seasons as volleyball coach, guiding the Green Terror to the postseason in five of the last six years. She won the conference title in 2015 and guided the squad back to the title game in 2018.

The two-time CC Coach of the Year became just the second person to win a CC title as both a player and a coach.

Prior to taking over at McDaniel, she spent the previous two seasons as the head volleyball coach at Sewanee: The University of the South.

A Lancaster, Pa., native, Wolverton was a standout volleyball and soccer player at Hempfield High School before playing volleyball collegiately at CC-rival Gettysburg. In 2010, she was inducted into the Hempfield Athletics Hall of Fame.

The 2003 CC Player of the Year, she was part of four conference championship teams during her time as a Bullet. She was a first-team AVCA All-Mid-Atlantic selection in 2003, also garnering honorable mention All-America accolades, before being selected as an honorable mention all-region selection in 2004. During her four years leading the team, the Bullets racked up a 108-34 record, including a 37-3 mark in conference play.

A two-time All-CC first-team selection, she finished her career at Gettysburg 1,605 career kills – a total which still ranks third in program history. She also notched 1,339 career digs, which is still ninth all-time, to become one of just eight players in program history to be part of the 1,000-kill, 1,000-dig club.

After graduation, she went to Florida State University and spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as a graduate assistant with the Seminoles volleyball program while earning her masters of science from the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems.

While at Sewanee, she also served as the assistant sports information director and as an instructor in the physical education department.

Wolverton graduated cum laude from Gettysburg in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in psychology.