Volunteer Assistant Coach
Annika Barnwell was named a volunteer assistant coach at Barry University during the 2012 season.
She assists with player development and on-court coaching, as well as team administrative duties.
Barnwell has served as the head coach of the South Florida Volleyball Club in Miami since Dec. 2010. She's also worked as the assistant coach of both the girls and boys teams at Krop High School in Miami. Both of the boys and girls teams at Krop have won district titles since Barnwell has coached at her alma mater. In 2010, Barnwell helped coach the Lightning varsity girls team to its first state finals appearance in school history.
As a player, Barnwell made it through the first round of cuts with the Florida Wave professional team in 2011. That followed her collegiate playing career at Winston Salem State University, where she was a four-year captain of the team. As a senior, she became one of only 24 NCAA Division I players to record a triple-double in a match in 2009. She fnished her career as the school leader in kills, aces, points and attack attempts.
She graduated from Krop High in 2006 after earning honorable mention all-state honors and First-Team All-Dade County honors as a senior in 2005. She led the Lightning to three district titles, including her junior and senior seasons.
Barnwell earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Winston Salem State in 2010, and is pursuing a master's degree in sport and exercise psychology from Barry University.