A career recognized; Jen Greeny WIAA Hall of Fame class of 2022

Volleyball coach named to states Hall of Fame for high school, collegiate career 



WSU volleyball head coach Jen Greeny catches a ball during warm-ups before an NCAA volleyball match against Utah, Nov. 18, 2022.

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief

WSU volleyball coach Jen Greeny was voted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Hall of Fame in the class of 2022. 

She was voted in for her time at Davenport High School, where she was a three-sport athlete competing in volleyball, basketball and track, as well as her career at WSU.

In high school, Greeny was an all-state athlete in both volleyball and track while simultaneously setting state records in basketball. She has the career record for points scored in a high school career in basketball, but that was not the sport she pursued at the collegiate level. 

At WSU, Greeny etched her name onto the record books in several categories playing volleyball. She ranks in the top 15 in career block assists (360), total blocks (419), solo blocks (59) and kills (1,006). 

Accolades followed Greeny as she was named WSU’s Athlete of the Year in 1998-99 and named to three All-Pac-10 conference teams. 

After finishing her playing career, she returned to WSU to become an assistant coach and, after some time, head coach.

As the head coach of the volleyball team, she has led them to a record seven-consecutive tournament appearances, an active streak, as well as being second all-time in career wins at the university. 

In 2022, the Cougs went 23-10 (14-6 Pac-12) and lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament to San Diego 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15). 

Her career record at WSU sits at 209-167 and she will have several key players returning for the 2023 season, a season anticipated to be one of the best in program history.

Greeny will be recognized in the Hall of Fame induction Luncheon May 3 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center. Tickets for the luncheon will be available starting March 13.