Wiley College Volleyball
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Nancy Sikobe, Head Coach
Ms. Nancy Sikobe was born in KaKamega, Kenya on August 15th to Reverend Johnston and Ms. Rita Sikobe. Coach Sikobe followed her dreams and continued her education and athletic career at Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette, Missouri. While assisting the 26-11 Lady Eagles in reaching The Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament appearance, she was striving for excellence in the classroom. In 2008, Coach Nancy Sikobe obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Prior to coming to the United States, Coach Sikobe had participated in three All African Games: 1991 in Cairo, Egypt; 1995 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; and 1999, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Coach Sikobe's accomplishments have made her a high profile role model in Africa. Coach Sikobe is fluent in three different languages and has participated on several professional teams. She was the captain of two World Volleyball Championships in Japan during the years of 1991 and 1995, the captain of two World Club Championships in Brazil in 1992 and 1993 and the captain of seven African Club Championships starting in 1992 through 2001 throughout the African continent.
During Coach Sikobe's collegiate career with the CMU Lady Eagles in 2007, she led the volleyball team with 50 Ace Serves, 347 Digs, and 220 Kills. With such great success on the court, Coach Sikobe was named the ALL Heart of America Athletic Conference Honorable Mention Player of the Year. In 2004 and 2005, her personal accolade was the All American Midwest Player Honorable Mention. "Coach Sikobe brings leadership and versatility to the athletic program. The Department of Athletics will grow during her tenure;" states the Director of Athletics Andre S. Payne.
Coach Nancy Sikobe is entering her first year as a head coach. To pursue her dreams, she sacrificed and left in Bungona, Kenya with her two kids.
Madeline Harris, Assistant Coach
Coach Madeline Harris began her first year as the Assistant Volleyball and Track and Field coach at Wiley College in August 2011. She brings her love and passion for the each sport. She is a graduate of Marshall High School and a true Maverick. During her tenure in high school, she set her sights on excelling in academics and athletics. She received many awards, such as Most Valuable Player, All District-Best Hitter, and the Dial Female Athlete of the Year in 1988. In conjunction with her volleyball career, she competed on the track team where she was a three- time Hurdler Regional Qualifier.
Her hard work paid off when she attended the University of Oklahoma (UO) in Norman, Oklahoma on an athletic scholarship. During her career at UO, she earned honors on the Academics ALL-BIG 8 Conference Team for three consecutive years. In 1991, she was recognized for the Defensive Specialist runner up, and was heavily involved with student activities and community service activities.
Coach Harris began her coaching career by coaching club volleyball at different age levels. She worked at the collegiate level for two years at LeTourneau University and spent her last years coaching at Longview High School prior to joining Wiley College. She brings a variety of experience to the Athletics Department with certifications in Diversity Training and Peer Mediation in Conflict Resolution.
Coach Madeleine Harris earned two degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993 and Master's of Human Relations in 1995. Coach Harris is married with two children.