Sikes comes to High Point after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at Washburn University. Meanwhile, Mitchell joins the staff after serving as the director of operations at Creighton University in 2017-18.
"Jill was my first recruit at Hendrix and someone we knew we needed to change the culture and mentality of the program," Meek said. "She has won at every level she played at as a player and has continued that success in her coaching career. I have worked with her at the club level where she did excellent work training and developing multiple players who went on to successful college careers. She is a tireless worker and will do a great job connecting with our players. I can't wait for her to get in the gym and for her help in continuing the growth of High Point volleyball."
During her first season in Topeka, Kan., Sikes helped guide the Ichabods to a 28-6 mark and a No. 13 national ranking. That squad featured three AVCA All-Americans including libero Alyssa Carney who averaged 5.29 digs per set under Sikes tutelage. In her second year with Washburn, the team posted an 18-14 mark.
At Washburn, Sikes worked mainly with the team's defense and serve-receive while also having a hand in practice plans, scouting and recruiting. Meanwhile, she maintained a 4.0 GPA earning her Masters in Education.
Before heading to Washburn, Sikes played four years of volleyball at Hendrix College. During her playing career, she served as a team captain in 2014 and was a member of two SAA Conference Championships earning all-league honors in 2012. She also was a part of Hendrix's Final Four squad in 2015. While at Hendrix, Sikes was a member of the college's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and earn a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Education in 2016.
Along with her coaching experience at Washburn, Sikes coached the Topeka Impact's 18 squad leading the team to the USAV Junior National.
Sikes is originally from Brenham, Texas.