|Title:||Head Basketball Coach|
Melinda Campbell joined Meredith College as the head women’s basketball coach in 2009. During her tenure with the Avenging Angels, Campbell led Meredith to its first USA South Conference Tournament berth with a seventh-place finish during the 2009-2010 season, the highest finish for Meredith basketball since joining the conference.
A member of the Meredith College faculty since 1992, Campbell continues to teach full-time within the department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance. She served as the department chair from 2000-2009 and helped to develop the Exercise and Sports Science academic major.
Campbell coached the Meredith tennis team from 1992-2000 earning the College’s first-ever NCAA tournament bid in 2000. While head coach of Meredith tennis program, the team reached a national ranking three times (1995, 1998, 2000) and south regional ranking on five occasions (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000).
Prior to her tenure at Meredith, Campbell was the head varsity basketball, volleyball and girl’s track coach in the Greater Clark County School System in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Campbell also served as a women’s basketball graduate coaching assistant at Division I Indiana University.
Campbell was a standout student athlete at Gardner-Webb College. She was a member of the women’s basketball and volleyball teams and earned Most Valuable Player honors in both.
Campbell earned a Ph.D. in physical education teacher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Science in physical education from Indiana University and a bachelor's in health and physical education from Gardner-Webb.