Jennifer "Jennie" Belarmino joins Pensacola State College as the new head volleyball coach for the Pirate Volleyball program.
Before coming to PSC, Belarmino was the head volleyball coach at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida for three seasons. At LSSC, she recruited and trained a 2015 Mid-Florida Conference All-Conference player, an NJCAA Academic All-American, had eight players named to the MFC All-Academic team and three players named All-State. Every year at LSSC, her teams had a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Prior to her stint at LSSC, Belarmino was the head coach at West Virginia University Institute of Technology for two seasons. At WVU Tech, Belarmino led the team to most wins in a single season in school history in 2011.
After graduating from Ball State University with her bachelor’s, Belarmino worked as a fundraiser for several nonprofits such as the American Heart Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In those positions, she was a top fundraiser, raising over $800,000. Belarmino got her college coaching career started as an assistant volleyball coach at Middle Tennessee State University. She then served as an assistant volleyball coach at the University of South Alabama in Mobile before taking her first head coaching job at WVU Tech.
Belarmino (formerly Jennie Cook) began her playing career at the University of Illinois where she played right side hitter for the 1994 and 1995 seasons. In 1996 and 1997, she played at Ball State University where she was named all Mid-American All-Conference both seasons.
Jennie resides in Pensacola with her husband Brian and their three children, Alexis, Brady and Brooke.