Former Florida Atlantic coach taking over Chapel Hill volleyball

tstevens@newsobserver.comJune 13, 2014 

Jody Brown, who has 20 years of college coaching experience, has been named volleyball coach at Chapel Hill High. He succeeds Sherry Norris, the state’s all-time leader in volleyball wins.

Brown coached Florida Atlantic for 18 seasons before stepping away three years ago and spending more time with his family.

As head coach at FAU from 1995 to 2012, Brown compiled a 225-263 overall record. In 2005, the Owls finished 29-3, earning Brown Atlantic Sun Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors.

Brown also has worked in the USA Volleyball development program and in Tasmania as part of the Australian development program.

He and his wife moved to Chapel Hill when she took a position at the University of North Carolina.

“It is a great honor to have this opportunity at Chapel Hill,” Brown said. “Coach Norris has done such a tremendous job building this program.”

Norris retired in April after guiding the Chapel Hill girls’ basketball team to an undefeated season and a NCHSAA state championship. With four state titles and more than 1,200 coaching victories combined in two sports, Norris retired as the N.C. High School Athletics Association’s all-time leader in volleyball wins, with 732.

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