Coach Jess Richards

Coach Jess Volleyball background:

Jess played volleyball in Pennsylvania all through school and then went on to play in college. Her primary position was middle blocker, but she12308438_10208211436586899_1602599722769578533_n also played outside hitter. She played for the mid-Penn all-star team in 1999. She received exposure in club volleyball and was recruited by more than 15 colleges and universities.  She signed with Alderson-Broaddus and played from 1999-2003, was a four time starting middle blocker at A.B. College and earned several recognition’s.  On the court, Jess was known for her 6’2 size, quick speed at the net and serve.  During her time at AB she was part of a traveling crew that traveled to high schools in OH, PA and WV to deliver instructional camps and workshops to high school teams. She also had a part time job working for the city of Philippi working as a referee for the town volleyball league.

Jess is excited to bring skill specific training to the Putnam Volleyball Club for her 3rd year, such as footwork, form and an up tempo offense. You can reach her at or on Facebook at