Rose Magers-Powell

Rose Magers-Powell

  • Year Inducted : 2004
  • Sport : Volleyball

About Inductee


Rose Magers-Powell grew up in Big Springs, Texas. While growing up in Texas, her mother, who Rose listed as the most influential person in her life, would tell her that someday girls would be offered scholarship to go to college and play sports. In order to get this opportunity, she needed to be a hard worker, honest with herself and believe that she belonged there. Rose was selected to the All-State Volleyball team in 1977 while playing at Big Spring High and was offered a volleyball scholarship to the University of Houston. She played on the University of Houston team from 1979 until 1981 where she was selected as the conference MVP and one of the top three players in the NCAA. In 1982, she joined the USA National team and played on the U.S. Womens National Team in 1983, which won a Silver Medal. She was selected to play on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team. She became the starting setter on this team and won the most improved player at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles where the U.S. team won the Silver Medal. After the Olympics, Rose was selected to the World Championship team and started her professional career with Japans NEC Professional Volleyball team and played from 1984 until 1990. In 1986, Rose moved to Huntsville and started coaching Volleyball at Huntsville High School in 1987. The next year she became the Head Volleyball Coach at Lee High School where she coached for five years. Rose was selected as Volleyball Coach of the Year in Huntsville in her last year at Lee High School. In 1992, Rose started the Rocket City Volleyball Club and is still the Director and Coach. This is a not-for-profit organization promoting volleyball opportunities for youth. In 1996 she became the Head Volleyball Coach at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN, and she still holds that position today as well as being the Assistant Athletic Director. Rose was presented the She Knows Where She is Going award by Girls, Inc. in 2001. She is also a member of many board and organizations including: Baton Rouge Volleyball Club Advisory Board, Louisiana Volleyball Club Advisor Board, and a member of the Huntsville Sports Commission. Rose is married to Harry Powell and they have two children William Scott Powell and Brandon Michael Powell.

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