Coach Jessica Phelan played volleyball at the University of Arkansas, where she earned
two First Team All-Southeastern Conference honors and was named the school’s first All
American, earning second team honors in 1997. She was also named first team
Academic All American in 1998 and was the first University of Arkansas Scholar-Athlete
to earn the H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award and post
graduate scholarship. She was named the NCAA Woman of the Year for the State of
Arkansas; and in 1998 was named to the USA A2 squad and trained at the Olympic
Training Center in Colorado Spring. She was inducted into the Razorback Hall of Honor in
2011. Coach Phelan played high school volleyball for Linda Lampkin and the Hermann
(MO) Bearcats, where she was a two-time state champion and two time all-state player
and broke the 2A state tournament record for kills and blocks. Jessica Phelan has served
as the head volleyball coach at Fayetteville High for 14 seasons and has a career record
of 310-130-9. She has been named the 7A West coach of the year four times and has
served as an assistant coach in the All-Star game on three occasions. She served as the
Head coach for the West All Stars and was the named the State of Arkansas Volleyball
Coach of the Year for the 2012-2013. She was named the All-Arkansas Preps Volleyball
Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. In addition, Coach Phelan has coached
for nine seasons at Ozark Juniors Volleyball Club. A long-time resident of Northwest
Arkansas, she was featured in the Fayetteville Insider’s Guide in 2014. In addition to
coaching duties, Coach Phelan teaches Advanced Placement Psychology and has
served as an AP reader. Coach Phelan is married to FHS tennis coach, Darin Phelan.
Darin is a 1993 graduate of Fayetteville High School and the couple have three children
(Tyler, Kennedy, and Lucas)
Coach Kincaid played high school volleyball in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for Kari
Smith, twice being named the Oklahoma Gatorade player of the year. She was inducted
into the Broken Arrow High School Hall of Fame in 2006. Coach Kincaid was
a two time first team All American at Missouri State-West Plains, where she was
inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 2008. After West Plains, Coach Kincaid continued
her career at the University of Arkansas, where she was a two time All-Southwestern
Conference selection, and named Honorable Mention All-American as a senior.
Coach Kincaid enters her 13th season as a volunteer coach for the Bulldogs and will
serve as the junior varsity coach.
Amanda Williford is joining the Purple Dogs after spending four years as the Head
Volleyball Coach at Springdale High School. During her time as Head Coach, she led her
team to two State tournament appearances, and rising rankings in the conference.
Williford graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2009. While at the University, she
played volleyball for the Razorbacks as a setter and finished her career working for the
athletic department. Coach Williford grew up in Rowlett, Texas and graduated from
Rowlett High School in 2004. She lettered all four years of her high school career, she
earned awards such as Newcomer of the Year her Freshman season and All District
Setter her Freshman and Senior year. Coach Williford and her husband Jason have one
son, Hudson (4). Coach Williford will serve as head sophomore and assistant varsity
coach during the 2017 season.
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Fayetteville, AR 72701
Kele Luigs is joining the Purple Dogs after spending 5 years as the assistant volleyball
coach for Springdale Har-Ber. While at Har-Ber, she assisted in 5 State Tournament
appearances, with an appearance in the State Championship game in 2015. Luigs
graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Teaching.
While at the University, she was an outside hitter for the Razorback volleyball team
earning All-Freshman team and SEC All-Tournament team honors. Coach Luigs grew up
in Castroville, Texas and graduated from Medina Valley High School. She lettered all four
years of her high school career, earning All-State Honors and All-District Honors. She
was also named to the Greater San Antonio Volleyball Super Team and most recently
named to the Top 50 Greater San Antonio volleyball players of all time. Coach Luigs and
her husband Jonathan have two daughters Kenzie (5) and Klaire (1). Coach Luigs will
serve as head 9th grade purple coach and an assistant varsity coach for 2017.
Whitney Williams is entering her second season with the Bulldogs. Coach Williams grew
up in Springdale, Arkansas attending and playing volleyball for Central Junior High and
Har-Ber High school. Whitney also played for Ozark Juniors volleyball from age 12-17.
Whitney comes from a big family of volleyball players with one sister currently playing at
John Brown University, one sister at Ouachita Baptist, and one sister at Har-Ber High
School. She attended Texas A&M University earned a degree in Mathematics and a
minor in Education. Coach Williams teaches high school math and is entering her
second season leading the FHS 9th grade white volleyball team. She also assists with
the FHS varsity volleyball team. Whitney also has coached two seasons for Ozark
Juniors Volleyball Club.