AUGUSTA, GA – Paine College’s Acting President, Dr. Cheryl Evans-Jones and Director of Athletics, Selina B. Kohn announced today that Paine College would be adding Men’s Volleyball as one of its sponsored sports with the 2020-2021 school year. The addition of Men’s Volleyball was announced at a press conference on the Paine campus, along with the news that Paine has received a $150,000 grant to Lions Athletics to support the new program.
“Paine College is excited about the opportunity to be on the leading edge of HBCU’s sponsoring men’s volleyball. When Director Kohn brought us this opportunity, we learned that boys’ volleyball is growing rapidly all over the U.S. It was also interesting to learn men professional volleyball is the 3rd most popular sport in the world and it is by far the fastest growing team sport in America for high school boys,” said Paine College President Dr. Cheryl Evans-Jones.
“We expect men’s volleyball will be popular with our students and faculty. We also expect to see more enrollment applications from students from around the country and around the world because of the popularity of volleyball. We are excited about this opportunity and bring the same “Lion Pride” to this new sport as we do to all others. I would like to thank our former President, Dr. Jerry L. Hardee and Mrs. Selina B. Kohn, our Athletics Director for the role each played in securing this opportunity for Paine College.”