Exum is entering her first season as an assistant coach for CSM’s volleyball team.
Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Exum first started playing volleyball at the age of 12, when her mother thought she had the natural ability to play the sport at the Port Tobacco Rec. Center in Charles County, MD. It was there she played club volleyball until she enrolled at Northpoint High School. Exum played three years on varsity and was good enough to earn a scholarship to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. Because she wanted to play closer to home, Exum decided to play at CSM.
As a Hawk, Exum played her first two years, injuring some ligaments in her foot. After the injury, Exum knew her playing days were finished. The switch to coaching was rather easy for her, because of her love of the game and the passion she has for the sport. She began coaching 14U for two years at the Southern Maryland Volleyball Club, followed by coaching the 16U team last winter. Under her leadership, Exum’s 16U team became one of the top teams in the region.
At the age of 22, Exum has the benefit of relating to the players in every aspect of the game. Because she played at CSM, she knows the experiences the players at CSM go through on a daily basis. The fact that she can give advice and be a shoulder to lean on for players is a benefit to the program.
Exum brings enthusiasm and passion for volleyball. She wants her players at CSM to show the same heart on the court while playing together successfully as a cohesive unit.