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Jeremy Thornburg
Assistant Coach

Jeremy Thornburg is the first men's volleyball head coach in school history and begins his second year in 2016.
During the summer of 2015, Thornburg was the head coach for the Iowa Region Boys Youth National Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Thornburg also served as the assistant coach for the Loras women's volleyball team in the fall of 2015, helping lead the Duhawks to a 22-13 overall record and second place finish in the Iowa Conference, including an appearance in the tournament championship match.
Most recently, Thornburg was the assistant coach at Eckerd College under head coach Michelle Piantadosi. The Tritons finished second in the Sunshine State Conference with a 20-10 record and earned the No. 3 seed in the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Volleyball Tournament.
Thornburg spent one season as assistant coach at Arkansas State University, working under head coach David Rehr for the 2012 season. While at Arkansas State, Thornburg worked directly with the backcourt defense and libero positions as well as team scouting. The Red Wolves finished the season with a 19-14 record and had two student-athletes named All-Sun Belt Conference selections.
Thornburg is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in Fort Wayne, Ind. As an undergraduate student and following his studies at IPFW, Thornburg served as a student assistant and team manager under American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame head coach Arnie Ball. In 2006 and 2007, the IPFW Mastodons reached the Final Four, finishing as national runners-up in 2007.
A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Thornburg now resides in Dubuque.

Jenna Sullivan
Assistant Coach

Jenna Sullivan started at Loras in January 2016 as a volunteer assistant coach for both the men's and women's volleyball programs. In May, Sullivan was hired as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach as a result of Loras receiving the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant.
A 2015 graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Sullivan earned her bachelor's degree in human services while minoring in psychology and spanish. While at Saint Mary's, Sullivan was a four-year varsity member of the women's volleyball team and two-year captain, appearing in 78 matches and finishing with 489 kills and 617 digs. Off the court, Sullivan was active in Saint Mary's Student Athletic Advisory Committee, serving as student advisor, vice president and junior board member. Sullivan participated in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June 2015.
Sullivan's coaching background includes five years with the Kokoro Volleyball Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her duties included the day-to-day operations for the club as well as performance evaluation and individual performance growth for the athletes. Through Sullivan's coaching, members of the program experienced strong individual and team performances.
A native of Woodbury, Minn., Sullivan now resides in Dubuque.