By Carl Prather| August 4, 2011 at 1:54 AM CDT - Updated August 21 at 10:36 PM
New Jacksonville State head volleyball coach Joseph Goodson made his first hire this week, when he announced the addition of Morgan Salow to the Gamecocks program as his assistant coach.
Salow, a former standout at Wisconsin from 2005-08, gets her Division I coaching career started with the Gamecocks after serving as a head and assistant coach at the club level for the Capital Volleyball Academy in Madison and Stoughton, Wis.
"We are fortunate to have some with Morgan's playing experience on our staff," Goodson said. "She is a very enthusiastic, young coach that has a variety of experience to offer us. She played all three front row positions in the Big Ten, and her background will really help up with recruiting in the Midwest."
A native of Manchester, Iowa, Salow replaces former assistant Abby Beam, who left the JSU program after the summer, and joins Goodson for his first season as the fifth head coach in the program's history. Her relationship with Goodson dates back to their club volleyball experience, as well as their time orchestrating several volleyball camps across the country.
"I'm very grateful for this opportunity to join the JSU coaching staff," Salow said. "I feel fortunate to be able to start my career with such a great coach and person in Coach Goodson and I look forward to continuing the success of the JSU program together with this great group of girls."
She comes to JSU after a three-year stint with the Capital Volleyball Academy, for whom she most recently served as the Capital 15 Navy Head Coach. Salow led that team to a top-five finish in the AAU National Championships and a top finish in the Badger Region. She served one season as the head coach of the Capital 17 Elite squad and under Salow's guidance, the 17 Elite squad landed a Top 15 finish at the AAU National Championships, as well as a third-place finish at the Junior Volleyball Directors Association National Championships. She also served two seasons as an assistant coach within the Academy.
Salow has worked as a coach and counselor at several camps, including those at the University of Wisconsin and at Marquette University. She also worked Summer Team Camps for the Fusion Volleyball Club and Sports Performance Volleyball.
During her playing career with the Badgers, Salow played on three NCAA Tournament teams. She made and immediate impact as a freshman in 2005 and guided UW to the Elite 8. As a sophomore in 2006, she helped the Badgers to the Sweet 16 and then, in 2007, her junior season saw them host a regional after being ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation. Her first three seasons in Madison saw the Badgers win 26 matches in each campaign and post a combined 48-12 record in Big Ten play.
Salow received her bachelor's degree from Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, where she majored in community leadership and family, consumer and community education.
She is a graduate of West Delaware High School in Manchester, Iowa, where she was an all-state volleyball player that set the Hawks single-season records for kills and aces.