Venessa Jacobs is the head volleyball coach at Southern University. Before taking over the program, she served as the assistant coach under “Coach Denu” for four seasons.
Jacobs played volleyball and basketball at Ventura Junior College in Ventura, Calif., earning NJCAA All-American honors and being named to the Ventura Hall of Fame before transferring to LSU for her final two seasons of collegiate eligibility.
While at LSU, the Oxnard, Calif. Native earned first and second team All–SEC honors. Jacobs also lettered as a member of the LSU women’s basketball team in 1994 — 95.
Jacobs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1996 with a major in general studies and minors in sociology, psychology, and physical education.