The Oskaloosa Herald
Oskaloosa High School Activities Director Kevin Pederson is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Comfort as the new head volleyball coach for the Indians.
Comfort, a 2003 Oskaloosa graduate, is no stranger to the Indian program. Her mother, Carol Snowbarger, started the Oskaloosa volleyball program in 1983.
As an athlete, Comfort was a two-time all-state and three-time Little Hawkeye all-conference selection, and was the Ottumwa Courier Player of the Year her senior year.
During her tenure, Oskaloosa claimed three Little Hawkeye Conference titles and qualified for state all four years. Comfort went on to play volleyball at NCAA Division II Western New Mexico University. While at MNMU, the Mustangs won two conference titles and qualified for the national tournament twice. Comfort was named all-conference three times and all-region twice.
She was named the RMAC Student-Athlete of the Year and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in kinesiology in 2007.
Following her college career, she assisted the cross country, track and volleyball programs at Hasting (Neb.) College. During the 2008 season Comfort served as the interim head volleyball coach for the Broncos, guiding them to a 30-9 record. She received her masters from Hastings in 2010.
Comfort also has experience coaching volleyball camps and club tams.
Jennifer and her husband Mike, reside in Oskaloosa.