Faculty & Staff

Kylie Whaley

Volleyball Assistant Coach

Steve Lacey Fieldhouse
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Kylie Whaley joined the Milligan volleyball staff for the 2017-18 season after an extremely successful career for the Buffs. A native of Maryville, Tennessee, Whaley went from being all-freshman her incoming season to completing her final season being ranked number three on Milligan’s all-time kills list (1,247) behind Head Coach Doneva Bays. She is also ranked seventh all-time in hitting percentage (.225) and kills per game (2.48). Over the course of Whaley’s career she was twice Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Conference first team and then received AVCA All-Region honorable mention in 2013.

With Whaley on the coaching staff, the volleyball team has reached the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship three times (2018-2020) after reaching the AAC Tournament final in each of those seasons.

Upon receiving her physical education degree at Milligan, Whaley became the head volleyball coach at Jefferson County High School. She worked as a special education assistant at Jefferson County High School for six months and then took an interim PE position at Jefferson County Elementary School.

Following her first year as head coach, Whaley was named Coach of the Year of her conference. Two of her players went on to receive all-conference and her setter earned setter of the year. Furthermore, Whaley coached her team to the semifinals the following year where two more of her players earned all-conference.

Whaley became a positional coach for Club Unite, a travel volleyball program based out of Knoxville, in November 2016. Alongside coaching the middle hitters, Whaley coached two 16 and under teams. She also helped with administrative duties under the club director.

Whaley gives private lessons and works skills camps at Club Unite along with camps in Jefferson County.

Whaley currently resides in Elizabethton, Tennessee.