Jill Stephens was named as an associate athletic director at Florida Southern in January of 2018 following one of the most prolific head coaching runs in Florida Southern history. Stephens spent 17 years as the head coach of the Moccasin volleyball program, and took the Mocs to the NCAA Division II championship match in her final season.
In her new role, Stephens will continue to hold the title of senior woman administrator. She will oversee the scheduling of athletic facilities and serve as the administrator to a number of different sports, while continuing to serve as the department's Title IX coordinator.
Stephens finished her head coaching career with a record of 396-183 (.684) including a 188-82 record in Sunshine State Conference action.
During her time as the head coach at Florida Southern the Moccasins made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, won two Sunshine State Conference championships (2006 and 2017), and won the 2017 NCAA South Region championship.
A former volleyball all-American for the Mocs, Stephens began her coaching career at Florida Atlantic where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach before returning to Florida Southern to join longtime head coach Lois Webb's staff in 1997.
In 2001, Stephens was named as the head coach at her alma mater and helped continue the tradition of success for Moccasin volleyball. In her 17 years as head coach, the Mocs posted 20 or more wins 13 times, including each of her final six seasons.
In her final season at Florida Southern in 2017, Stephens led the Moccasins to a 30-7 record, which included 23-straight victories leading up to the national championship match. The win streak is the second-longest in school history and FSC's runner-up finish in 2017 was its best finish ever at the NCAA Tournament.
Under her guidance, the Moccasins had 20 AVCA all-America selections and more than 30 all-Sunshine State Conference performers. She was also named as the SSC Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2017, and was the AVCA South Region Coach of the Year in 2017.
In addition, Stephens coached 26 AVCA all-South Region honorees and multiple CoSIDA academic all-district selections. Her teams were also consistently awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award, and her student-athletes were a mainstay on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
She retired from coaching with 38 victories against top-25 opponents, and saw her team finish No. 2 in the final AVCA poll of the season in her final year at the helm of the program.
Stephens is a 1995 graduate of Florida Southern College, where she earned a degree in sports management, and also holds a masters degree from the United States Sports Academy.