AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta head women's volleyball Sharon Quarles announced Kadija Fornah as her new assistant coach for the upcoming 2014 volleyball season.
Kadija (pronounced: ka-DEE-ja) Fornah will enter her first season with the Jaguars after spending last season as the assistant men's and women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.
"I believe we found the perfect fit with Kadija," Quarles said. "She had an impressive collegiate career at Wake Forest and played a year professionally in Italy. She just completed a year stint at Lees-McRae as the assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs. I was not only impressed by her resume, but with her enthusiasm when it comes to recruiting. We are both looking forward to getting the 2014 season of Jaguar volleyball started."
A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Fornah joins the Jags after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2012. Fornah finished her four-year term ranking third on the program's all-time kills list and led the Demon Deacons her senior year in kills (395, 3.40 kps) while starting all 30 matches. She ended her collegiate career with 1292 kills (2.96 kps), 43 service aces, 59 assists, 22 block solos, and 153 block assists while playing in 123 matches and 437 sets.
In addition to her prowess at Wake, Fornah played professionally in Aprilia, Italy from August 2012 to May 2013, and recently served as a coach for All-American Volleyball. Fornah's past coaching experience also includes working with Set Point Volleyball Club, as well as several camps.