Ex-Zias star hired to coach at Xavier (La.)

Freedom New Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — Former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball standout Christabell Hamilton has been hired to coach volleyball at Xavier University of Louisiana, an NAIA school.

The former Christabell Mariner played at ENMU from 1999-2002, earning all Lone Star Conference South Division honors three times. She set school records for kills in a season (575 in 2001) and career (1,695) and was inducted into the ENMU Hall of honor in 2009.

The 29-year-old Hamilton, a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa, spent five seasons at Lone Star Conference rival Tarleton State, the first two as a graduate assistant before she was promoted to fulltime assistant.

She moved to New Orleans last August after her husband, Ronnie, was hired as a men’s basketball assistant at Tulane University.