Jason McCown is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the University of Montevallo volleyball program.
McCown arrives at the University after coaching stints at Northern Illinois University, Texas Woman's University and Olivet College. While earning his bachelor's degree in physical education from Northern Illinois University, McCown volunteered as an assistant coach for the NIU women's volleyball program for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
McCown most recently spent one season as a graduate assistant at Texas Woman's University, a NCAA Division II institution in Denton, Texas. In addition, McCown coached the Texas Advantage Volleyball club program, where his team qualified for the USAV Girls' Junior National Championships in the 18-USA Division.
Working with Texas Woman's University head coach Jeff Huebner and former Montevallo assistant coach Laura Farney, McCown helped the Pioneers to a runner-up finish in the Lone Star Conference Tournament a year ago.
McCown assisted in all aspects of the program during his time at Texas Woman's University, including scouting, training and development. McCown helped train players and run drills during practices, prepared the gym and equipment prior to home games and practices, coordinated blocking and defensive priorities during matches, prepared scouting reports and video clips for scout film, coordinated video exchange via conference regulations and recruited potential student athletes who excelled in volleyball and academics.
McCown served as an assistant coach at Olivet College, a NCAA Division III institution in Olivet, Michigan, prior to joining the Texas Woman's University staff in 2017.
McCown also spent several years coaching high school and club volleyball in Illinois prior to his tenure at Olivet College.
McCown received his bachelor of science degree in physical education from Northern Illinois University in 2015 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology.