MS, Alcorn State, 2008; BA, Alcorn State, 2007
Angela Franke joins the Wolf Pack after spending two seasons at Mississippi Valley State University as the head women's volleyball coach. She is the fifth women's volleyball coach in Loyola history.
As head coach at Mississippi Valley State, Franke planned, promoted and guided a Division I women's volleyball program. Highlights of Franke's tenure in Itta Bena included a third place SWAC Eastern Division finish and a first round SWAC tournament upset of top seeded Prairie View A&M in 2012. This past season MVSU defeated defending SWAC champions Jackson State in five thrilling sets in the conference tournament.
In February 2011, Franke was hired as the head women's volleyball coach at St. Andrews University. Franke spent one season with the Knights, but made a lasting impact on the volleyball team, restarting a program that did not compete the previous year.
Franke accepted her first head coaching position as head women's volleyball coach at McCook Community College in 2009. For one season as head coach, Franke successfully fulfilled her coaching responsibilities in addition to serving as a housing director. Prior to her time at McCook, Franke was the volleyball graduate assistant at Alcorn State from 2007-2008.
As a student-athlete, Franke played volleyball on scholarship for two seasons at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz., and completed her career at Jackson State University. Franke received a Master of Science in Guidance Education from Alcorn State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Alcorn in 2007.