Jill Stephens

Volleyball

Served as envoy

  • 2010  –  Zambia

Jill Stephens was named as an associate athletic director at Florida Southern in January of 2018 following one of the most prolific head coaching runs in Florida Southern history. Stephens spent 17 years as the head coach of the Moccasin volleyball program, and took the Mocs to the NCAA Division II championship match in her final season.

In her new role, Stephens will continue to hold the title of senior woman administrator. She will oversee the scheduling of athletic facilities and serve as the administrator to a number of different sports, while continuing to serve as the department’s Title IX coordinator. Stephens finished her head coaching career with a record of 396-183 (.684) including a 188-82 record in Sunshine State Conference action.

During her time as the head coach at Florida Southern the Moccasins made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, won two Sunshine State Conference championships (2006 and 2017), and won the 2017 NCAA South Region championship. A former volleyball all-American for the Mocs, Stephens began her coaching career at Florida Atlantic where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach before returning to Florida Southern to join longtime head coach Lois Webb’s staff in 1997.

In 2001, Stephens was named as the head coach at her alma mater and helped continue the tradition of success for Moccasin volleyball. In her 17 years as head coach, the Mocs posted 20 or more wins 13 times, including each of her final six seasons. Under her guidance, the Moccasins had 20 AVCA all-America selections and more than 30 all-Sunshine State Conference performers. She was also named as the SSC Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2017, and was the AVCA South Region Coach of the Year in 2017.

In addition, Stephens coached 26 AVCA all-South Region honorees and multiple CoSIDA academic all-district selections. Her teams were also consistently awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award, and her student-athletes were a mainstay on the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She retired from coaching with 38 victories against top-25 opponents, and saw her team finish No. 2 in the final AVCA poll of the season in her final year at the helm of the program.

Butch May

Volleyball

Served as envoy

  • 2010  –  Zambia

Robert “Butch” May is a former volleyball player who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and is the father of multiple Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor. He was a part of the Santa Monica College national collegiate championship team in 1964 as well as an alternate on the US men’s olympic team that same year.

Butch has most recently coached the Irvine Valley College’s volleyball team, helping them win its second straight state club title. He was an assistant coach for the IVC women’s sand team.

Anjali Forber-Pratt

Track & Field Paralympics

Served as envoy

  • 2017  –  Zambia

Anjali is an elite wheelchair racer, Paralympic ambassador, public speaker and Assistant Professor at Peabody College in the Department of Human & Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. She is a 2011 World Champion in the 200m and holds two bronze medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China in addition to representing Team USA in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games. She is currently focusing her research on disability identity, inclusion, disability sport and work related to disability activism. Anjali is a born fighter and strives for athletic excellence and leading a life filled with integrity.

Joe LeMar

Track & Field Paralympics

Served as envoy

  • 2017  –  Zambia

Joseph LeMar is a paralympic athlete that has competed mainly in the T44 400 Meter events. LeMar competed in the TS2 400m at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona winning the gold medal. He then missed his home games in Atlanta in 1996 but did return for the 2000 Summer Paralympics where as well as competing in the T44 400m and T46 4 × 400 m he won a bronze medal in the T44 800m. He now coaches high school track and field and cross country.