50 Years of Title IX

UT Martin Athletics spotlights five female head coaches

Photos by Nathan Morgan

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.”

Those words were signed into law 50 years ago as Title IX was part of the Education Amendments of 1972. As the NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference and UT Martin celebrate 50 strong years of women’s athletics, we spotlight the five female head coaches for Skyhawk athletics.

Jolyta Henderson
Cross Country/Track 
& Field Head Coach
Hometown: Dyersburg
First Year at UT Martin: 2016 
Amber Minton
 Cheer/Pom Squad/STUNT
  Head Coach
   Hometown: Linden
   First Year at UT Martin: 2020 
Jaclynn Wilson
Volleyball/Beach Volleyball
Head Coach
Hometown: Plain City, Ohio
First Year at UT Martin: 2015
Kim Leiter
Equestrian Head Coach
Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin
First Year at UT Martin: 2014
MJ  Vowell
Rifle Head Coach
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
First Year at UT Martin: 
1985 (Student-Athlete), 
2017 (Coach)