Jona Braden joined the Emory volleyball coaching staff in January of 2018.
Braden brings a wealth of experience to the gym, having most recently served as the head volleyball coach at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta from 2005 through 2017. During her stint at Westminster, she compiled 399 wins and was tabbed as the 2014 Area 2AAA Coach of the Year. In 2016, she guided Westminster to the Class AAA state championship.
Collegiately, she served as the head coach at the University of Kentucky from 1998 through 2004. Prior to that post, she was the Associate Athletics Director at Butler University from 1993 until 1997, assuming that role after a two-year run as Associate Head Volleyball Coach at Kentucky (1991 through 1993). In addition, she was the head coach of the volleyball program at Butler from 1983 through 1990, directing that program to five campaigns of 20 or more wins.