In her first year of overseeing the Briar Cliff volleyball program, former professional beach volleyball players Jill Muhe' and her team finished with a 20-17 record. Under Muhe' the BCU Chargers made their first volleyball appearance at the National Championship.
Muhe' came to Briar Cliff after serving as an assistant coach at Oxnard College, in Oxnard, Calif., for two seasons. Her coaching resume also includes serving as an assistant at NCAA Division II University of California-Davis, varsity boys volleyball coach at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, Calif. and an assistant coach at Pierce College, in Woodland Hills, California. She also brings with her ample club and camp experience. She has coached the California Heat Volleyball Club's 15-year old elite team for two years while also serving as the club's head beach program coach. Additionally, she has worked numerous volleyball camps, including the Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos camps.
Muhe' played collegiately at the University of California-Davis where she was a four-year letterwinner. In addition, she was a three-time first team all-conference selection and a two-time all-Southwest Region selection. As a senior captain, she was tabbed the conference's MVP.
She earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from University of California-Davis in 1998 and a master's degree from the University of La Verne in 2001. She also became a National Athletic Training Association board-certified athletic trainer in 2000. She is currently working on a doctorate in organizational management with an emphasis in leadership.
Muhe' has played alongside, or against, the likes of sand volleyball legends Misty May, Kerri Walsh, Holly McPeak and Karch Kiraly. She retired from the professional circuit in 2010 and now has focused her efforts on sharing her vast knowledge and skill set with the up and coming generations of volleyball players.