Our Staff

Jolene Shepardson

Head Coach
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Michaela Franklin

Associate Head Coach


Michaela Franklin was named the Bulls' new associate head coach in April of 2022.

Prior to coming to USF, Franklin served as the head volleyball coach at Clemson University from 2017-2020.

Franklin mentored five different players that earned All-ACC accolades on seven occasions. She also coached and recruited All American Camryn Hannah.

In addition to serving as assistant coach at Marquette University from 2009-12 and Northern Illinois University from 2006-08, Franklin also served as the associate head coach at the University of Iowa for the 2014-16 seasons and as head coach at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for the 2013 campaign. At UW-Green Bay, Franklin's squad finished with the second-best record in program history and recorded its best finish in the Horizon League in a decade. 

As a player at Kansas State from 2002-04, Franklin helped lead the Wildcats to a Big 12 Championship and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the Sweet 16.

The Lincoln, Nebraska native graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services in 2006 and went on to earn her master's in sports management from Northern Illinois.

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Aaron Shepardson

Assistant Coach
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