About the staff!

Head Varsity Coach

Ellen Hawkins

V. Assistant Coach

Emily Bucklin

Junior Varsity Coach

PJ Davis

Freshman Coach

Kyleigh Jackson

Coach Ellen Hawkins is coming back to Thomas Worthington in 2021 for her first season as a head coach. Before Thomas, she was coaching at Dublin Coffman and North Olmsted High School. Coach Hawkins played at TWHS from 2010-2014 where she was OCC honorable mention her junior and senior year. After, she went on to play at Baldwin Wallace University as a right side hitter earning first and second team all OAC and also female athlete of the year in 2018. Coach Hawkins coaches at Greater Columbus Volleyball Club and runs the youth clinics for young athletes to get involved in volleyball. Outside of volleyball, she is a 2nd Grade Teacher in Columbus City Schools. She has a dog named Oliver, and lives in Worthington.

Coach Emily Bucklin is joining the Cardinals this season for the first time as the assistant varsity coach. Coach Bucklin went to Marysville High School from 2011-2015 and went on to play volleyball at California University of Pennsylvania from 2015-2018. Coach played for Elite Volleyball Club in High School. She was a middle hitter and played all four years having a successful college career. Coach Bucklin coached a club team in Pennsylvania while going to school at Excel Volleyball Club. Outside of volleyball, Emily works for Baker Hill as a Project Manager and is getting her MBA through CalU. Coach Bucklin like to spend her free time traveling, with her family, or playing volleyball as much as she can.

Coach Davis is staying at Thomas Worthington for his 4th season coaching. Coach is a 2011 graduate of Briggs High School, he was a four year varsity soccer player for the Bruins. He played two seasons of club volleyball at Vanguard as a libero/outside hitter He is an alumni of Wittenberg University where he played 3 years of varsity soccer and 4 years of club volleyball, serving as Vice President of the Volleyball Club. He is a classroom instructor at Haugland Learning Center for kids on the autism spectrum. Coach Davis also is the JV coach for the Men's Volleyball Program at Thomas Worthington and has had seen much success at both JV and the Varsity level. Coach Davis still enjoys playing pick up soccer and volleyball.

Coach Jackson is joining the Thomas Worthington staff for the first time in the 2021 season. Coach Jackson played at Westland H.S from 2011-2015 and went on to play at Mount Union as a middle hitter. Coach Jackson earned honorable mention all OCC in High School and earned honorable mention all OAC in college (2015,2017). During her sophomore year, Coach Jackson was selected to go to Costa Rica to play with fellow Division lll volleyball players. Throughout the week, she completed different volunteer opportunities as well played against the national team. Outside of volleyball, Coach Jackson works for Keller Mortgage in the HR department and is getting her MBA through Tiffin University. She likes to spend time with her fiancé Tyler and her dog Fripp.