Melinda Campbell joined Meredith College as the head women’s basketball coach in 2009.
In 2016 the Avenging Angels finished the season in a tie for eighth in final regular season standings with a 6-10 record and secured the final spot in the USA South Tournament. The tournament invite marked the program’s third consecutive but paired the Avenging Angels versus the eventual tournament victor in first round action.
The 2014-2015 squad collected an overall record of 11-15 to record the program's winningest season in nine years and best in USA South Conference history. The Avenging Angels entered the conference tournament as the North division third seed.
During her tenure with the Avenging Angels, Campbell led Meredith to its first USA South Conference Tournament berth in 2010 with a seventh-place finish in regular season standings.
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.