Jonea Rima begins her first season as head women’s volleyball coach after she was hired in July 2017.
Rima comes to Midway after spending a season as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Maryland Eastern Shore. While with the Hawks, Rima also served as the recruiting coordinator and assisted in all facets of the game.
During her time with Maryland Eastern Shore, the Hawks ranked first in the NCAA Division I in team aces. The team also earned NCAA Academic Team Honors and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Team Honors.
Rima’s most previous stint as a head coach came at Seminole State College where she spent two seasons before going to Maryland Eastern Shore. In her two seasons with Seminole State, Rima tallied a 43-40 record and in her second season, she lead the Trojans to a win improvement of 15 wins leading to a 29-13 record overall.
While serving as the head volleyball coach at Seminole State, Rima also worked with the residence life department and also served as the Club Director for the Oklahoma Bloom Volleyball Club.
During both of her two years with Seminole State, her teams earned NJCAA Academic Team Honors and AVCA Academic Team Honors.
From 2011 to 2013 she served as the Regional Volleyball Development Centre Director, Technical Director for Barbados Volleyball Association and the Coordinator for Youth Development of Volleyball for the Country of Barbados.
While in Barbados, Rima also served as a coach for four different youth and junior teams over her two years. In 2013, she led the junior boys’ team to a first place finish in the Junior Caribbean Championships.
Her first head coaching position came in her most recent stop in the NAIA in 2003 when she was appointed the head coach at Missouri Valley College. Rima also served as the assistant men’s volleyball coach during her time at Missouri Valley.
After spending two seasons at Missouri Valley, Rima found her way to the junior college ranks where she was the head coach at Clarendon College (2003-2008) and Sheridan College (2008-2011).
At Clarendon, Rima ran several aspects of the college’s physical education department while coaching the school’s volleyball team to numerous regional tournament appearances.
In her three years at Sheridan, she focused mainly on volleyball, but also worked as a fitness center director. While at both Clarendon and Sheridan, she maintained NJCAA standards for all sports while serving as a committee member for the NJCAA Region IX and the Texas and New Mexico Junior College Volleyball Committee.
During her coaching career at the NAIA level, Rima has coached two NAIA Region V Players of the Week, five conference Player of the Week selections, three Daktronics NAIA Scholar All-American selections, and seven NAIA Region V All-Academic selections.
While in the Junior College ranks, she has coached seven Academic All-American selections, 10 WJCAC All-Conference selections, five WCCAC All-Conference selections and five Region V selections.
Rima is a graduate of Hendrix College in Arkansas where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science that she got from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
She is a member of USA Volleyball and AVCA and also holds certifications in CAP II USA Volleyball certification and a BCAP II USA Volleyball certification.