Who is RNN?

Who is RNN (Ruth N. Nelson)?

Ruth N. Nelson has spent the past 20 years becoming an expert in working with youth ages 3-11. She is sharing her programs by providing her experiences, effective training techniques, and methodology learned from the BEST coaches and trainers in the WORLD. Her programs are based on 40+ years of experience including an Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Physical Education and Psychology with emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology.

Ruth N. Nelson has been inducted into the  following Halls of Fame: AVCA, USA Volleyball and University of Northern Colorado as a 5-sport athlete.

RNN (Ruth N. Nelson)

Coaching Career

Played as a Setter

Honors and Awards

George Williams College, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Tennis Team

University of Houston, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Tennis, Advisor to Men’s Club Volleyball Team

Named USA National Team Assistant Coach, Technical Advisor, Head Coach USA Junior National Team and World University Games Team

Louisiana State University , Head  Coach Women’s Volleyball and Advisor to Men’s Volleybal Club

Dallas Belles, Head Coach Major League Volleyball Professional 

University of Iowa, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball and Advisor to Men’s Volleyball Club


Denver Firebugs

Chicago Rebels

ASI (Advanced School Incorporated)

EPU (E Pluribus Unum) National Champs

Houston Stars

Baton Rouge Volleyball Club

USA National Team Setter (while coaching at George Williams, Houston)

USA Volleyball Meritorious Service Award for Special Olympics Development

George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award for Significant Service Rendered to the Sport of Volleyball for at least 20 years

Texas Toast Honoree for Outstanding Service to Texas Volleyball

USA Volleyball Hall of Fame All-time Great Coach Award -Bertha Lucas Pioneer Division

University of North Colorado Hall of Fame as a 5-Sport Athlete in Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Softball and Field Hockey

American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame