July 18, 2006
"I am extremely happy to have Jennifer back with the Titans!" said Coach Zimmerman. "Since her graduation in 1997, she has worked extremely hard to build her coaching experiences at the club and Division I levels and now we can look forward to her contributions to our program."
Adeva, 32, started her collegiate coaching career at Santa Ana College in 1998 as the assistant coach of the Dons, before being named head coach a year later. After a season as the skipper at Santa Ana, Adeva headed east for assistant jobs at Nicholls State (2000-2001), Tennessee State (2001-04), and UNC Charlotte (2004-05).
The former defensive specialist, has coached at the club level including the Carolina Juniors "Slam" team, an 18 year old national-level squad that captured the 18-Gold Div. Championship in the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics. Her team posted eight first-place finishes from 2004-05, including championships at the Asics Nationals in Chicago, the East Coast Championships at Penn State, and the Asics Big South Qualifier in Atlanta.
Zimmerman added, "As a player here she had great energy and work ethic so we feel she will be an excellent addition to the coaching staff"
Adeva, played in 53 career matches for the Titans from 1994-96, receiving a redshirt for the 1995 campaign. She posted 187 career digs, and 15 service aces over two seasons. Prior to that she was a two-time All-Western conference selection (1992-93) at College of the Canyons in Valencia, Calif. She prepped at Canyon High School in Anahiem, Calif. earning All-Century League and All-Santa Clarita Valley honors as a letter winner for the Cowboys.
A 1997 graduate from Cal State Fullerton, Adeva earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology before going on to obtain a master's in education from Azusa Pacific in 1999.