Abbey Worrell enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Wake Forest volleyball team. Prior to Wake, Worrell spent the 2009-10 season at the University of Toledo.
Worrell's primary responsibility will be to continue the development of the Demon Deacon outside hitters.
In 2009, Worrell helped the Rockets to one of their best seasons in school history. Toledo finished the season with a 17-12 record, as its .586 winning percentage was the third-best in the program's 30-year history. In addition, the Rockets tied for second place in the MAC's West Division.
Before coaching at the collegiate level, Worrell spent one season (2008-09) as the head coach of West Iredell High School in North Carolina. During that time, she also coached at Lake Norman Volleyball Club and Race City Volleyball Club.
Worrell joined the coaching ranks after playing overseas at the professional ranks for two years as a member of VC Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria.
Worrell played four years (2002-05) for the Charlotte 49ers and appears on numerous lists in the program's record book. She is second in career points per set (4.00), third in career attacks (4,329) and fourth in both career kills (1,496) and career digs (1,344). She is one of three players in school history to be ranked in the Top 10 in both career kills and digs and one of seven players to tally 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Worrell was named Team MVP and served as team captain as both a junior and senior, earning all-tournament team accolades on three different occasions.
A native of Mishawaka, Ind., Worrell graduated with a degree in psychology in 2006 from Charlotte. She also minored in sociology, women's studies and American studies.