Head Recruiting Coordinator
Margaret “CJ” (Gould) Sherman, a former collegiate head coach, joined Jacksonville Juniors in 2004 and has served as Jacksonville Juniors’ recruiting coordinator since 2006, placing over 230 Jacksonville-area volleyball players on athletic, academic, or combined scholarships.
Sherman’s successful career began after graduating from Covenant College with a BA in Elementary Education, where she was named NAIA All-Conference and All-Region. CJ continued on to an outstanding coaching career at Palm Beach Atlantic (1988-1994), USC Aiken (1994-1998) and the University of Montevallo (1999-2004) that included four NCCAA All-Americans, two NAIA All-Americans, and two NCAA DII Honorable Mention All-Americans. The seven-time conference coach-of-the-year was inducted into the 2001 AVCA Victory Club for achieving 300 career victories.
After retiring from the college coaching ranks in 2004, Sherman joined the Nease High School program where she was able to coach her daughters, Meghan & Kamryn, and lead the Panthers to three-peat appearance at the FHSAA Final Four, winning the 2008 4A State Championship. She was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year and Times Union Coach of the Year. CJ was awarded the Extra Mile Award by USAV Florida Region in 2009 for her efforts serving the Region, its members and the overall goal of growing the sport of volleyball. CJ along with Adis Imamovic coached the 2010 JJVA 17N Adis team to a USAV Junior Olympic National Championship in the 17 American Division in Reno, NV.
Another of CJ’s passions has been international coaching. CJ has worked with Bring IT Promotions since 2002 and provided many opportunities for local athletes to travel and play volleyball over seas in Europe, Central America and the South Pacific as well as Australia and New Zealand. CJ is the lead coach for the BIP SE delegation that competes each summer at the Global Challenge, an international high performance competition in Pula, Croatia. CJ’s BIP SE u17 team took home the Gold medal in 2016, and Silver medals in 2014, 2015 & 2017. She has coached 3 all-tourney players and 1 MVP. CJ is also involved with A.C.E. Volleyball Camps in Vilseck, Germany a camp that provides for the European Armed Forces High School teams and individual players who currently resides & work in Europe. CJ coached USAV Florida Region HP in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.
CJ married Bill Sherman on July 23, 1988. The couple has two daughters; Meghan married to Daniel Magnusson and Kamryn married to Nick St. Thomas. They couple also have a super pup, Daisy!