Lindberg joined the Bulldog coaching staff in the Spring of 2015, after having spent four years as a full-time assistant volleyball coach for the women's program at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. In addition to her general coaching responsibilities, she served as the program's recruiting coordinator and managed the team travel and summer camps. During the 2014 season, she was responsible for all facets of the volleyball program while the head coach was on maternity leave. In addition to her volleyball duties, Lindberg has contributed to the Hamilton College Athletic Department by coordinating game management for winter and spring sports and by being involved in multiple wellness and community service projects. Furthermore, she simultaneously served as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for NY Mills High School in Mills, NY, where her teams won multiple conference championships and reached at least the sectional quarterfinals each season. In 2011, she led the squad to the sectional championship and was named the Section III Coach of the Year. Lindberg competed as a libero/defensive specialist at Smith College in Northampton, MA, earning the starting role throughout her tenure and serving as a captain during two seasons. She finished her senior year with 530 digs in 113 sets for 4.69 digs per set and was selected to the 2002 New England Women's Volleyball Association Senior Classic Team. After completing her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, she went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2009. Following a brief stint in Utica, NY, Lindberg returned to her athletic roots so she could better apply her passion for competing, as well as mentoring and positively impacting young people.
The University of Redlands and Bulldog Athletics welcomed Kierra Jones to the program as the inaugural, full-time Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach in July 2018. During her time at the University of Redlands, the volleyball has had repeated top conference records in the last decade as well at topping many statistical categories.
Jones has worked with youth volleyball players for the last 10 years. During her time working with clubs and high schools, she provided a variety of skills for the growth and success to those programs. She enjoys watching the players learn new skills, becoming great teammates, and accomplish their goals.
Jones also gained experience as the Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach at nearby Aquinas High School. In addition, she has coached for a variety of teams and camps over the last few years, including those at Purdue University and Academy Volleyball Club. She recently helped Hamilton Southeastern High School in Indiana advance to the division semifinals for the first time.
This talented student-athlete competed for the Purdue women's volleyball team for four years, earning American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honorable mention as a senior. She also represented the Boilermakers as their NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in 2015. She helped the team advance to the NCAA tournament three times during her tenure, as highlighted by its NCAA Elite 8 appearance in 2013. She landed on the AVCA All-Northeast Region Team, earned the Big 10 Sportsmanship Award, and garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors. As a first-year player, Jones represented the Boilermakers on the All-Big-10 Freshman Team for her outstanding presence as a middle blocker. Over her tenure, she recorded a remarkable .367 hitting percentage and 454 total blocks.
During her college career, Jones traveled overseas to compete against professional teams in Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
She completed her degree in Movement and Sports Science in 2015.
In her spare time, Jones enjoys crafting, traveling, and just relaxing in beautiful Southern California. She also calls herself a movie fanatic. This Midwest transplant and her husband Byron Ferrell reside in Redlands.
Sofia Olsson was a middle blocker for the University of Redlands who earned a starting position throughout all 4 seasons and served as captain for her senior season. She finished her senior year with 581 kills and broke the top-10 list for career blocks with 188 total during her four seasons.
Sofia has played competitive volleyball for 11 years. She has experience coaching both boys and girls ranging from 3rd grade to high school. Sofia was an assistant coach for a 15s team at MVVC, a club in her hometown in the Bay Area. This team participated in the junior national championship. She assistant coached for a younger club team at MVVC as well as for boys teams at Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School. She has experience with camps, clinics, and many private lessons as well.
Sofia is currently set to graduate the University if Redlands with a BS in biology and a BS in chemistry. She intends to either pursue medical school or a PhD program after graduation. Sofia is a tutor at her school, speaks Swedish, and is proud of her two younger siblings who are pursuing collegiate volleyball as well!