CARROLLTON, Ga. - The newest coach at the University of West Georgia is no longer Jon Moseley, as the head coach announced this week the hiring of Anna Graham as the assistant coach for the volleyball program in 2018.
"Anna was an outstanding player for me at Shorter and brings with her a wealth of volleyball knowledge," Moseley said. "We are excited to get started with practice and to continue to build upon the foundation that is here at UWG."
Graham was a graduate assistant for Shorter after her playing days, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychlogy in the fall of 2015. She then worked to obtain a Master's Degree in Business Management. Following her graduation from Shorter’s business school, Anna went on to work at Gadsden City High School while maintaining a connection with volleyball by coaching several travel ball teams and doing camps across Alabama and Georgia throughout the summers.
Graham is no stranger to Gulf South Conference volleyball, as she was part of the transition from NAIA to NCAA play, and a member of a team that finished second in the Gulf South Conference twice in the regular season before being eligible for postseason play. In those two seasons, Shorter played in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) national tournament, reaching the national finals in Graham's sophomore year and the semifinals in her junior campaign.
As a sophomore, Graham had 377 kills on the year, which ranked fifth in Shorter volleyball history. As a junior, she was a strong player on the front line for Moseley, leading the team in blocks and earning NCCAA All-Region honors. As a senior, Graham was finally eligible for postseason honors with the Gulf South Conference, earning All-GSC honors in leading the Hawks to win the regular season title in the first full year of eligibility and reaching the NCAA National Tournament.