Lincoln High graduate Michaela Franklin has been named the head volleyball coach at Clemson.
“The minute I stepped on campus and met with the committee, I immediately felt a connection with the people," Franklin said. "As the day went on I fell more in love with Clemson because of its elite-level atmosphere with a family feel."
Franklin, who played at Kansas State, has spent the past few years as associate head coach at Iowa. She was a head coach at Green Bay in 2013 and has served as an assistant at Marquette (2009-12) and Northern Illinois (2006-08).
Franklin played at Kansas State from 2002-04, where she helped lead the Wildcats to a Big 12 championship and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
“Michaela wowed our search committee with her enthusiasm and organization, and she stood out among an extremely impressive pool of candidates,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said.
Franklin was a three-sport standout at Lincoln High, and she led the Links' volleyball program to two district titles. She was named to the Journal Star's Super-State first team as a senior. Franklin also was inducted into the Lincoln High Hall of Fame.