Donaldson enters her third season as head coach of the RedStorm volleyball program. She is no stranger to Rio Grande having starred on the volleyball court from 1992-96. This was after a stellar career at Jackson High School. Donaldson also participated in the Olympic Trials in 1996.
Prior to coming to Rio Grande, Coach Donaldson served as an assistant coach for one season (1996-97) at Shawnee State University before assuming the head coaching position at Hanover United High School in 1998. Donaldson's teams had some amazing runs during the period of 1998-2003 in which she guided them to a State Final Four Appearance.
Following her tenure at Hanover, Donaldson took over the Jackson High School program for four years from 2004-2007.
Donaldson has a plan in motion to bring Rio volleyball back to the glory days of the 1990's when it was at it's summit. She took some initial steps last season, after a rocky first season, Donaldson guided the RedStorm to an 18-19 regular season in 2009 and an impressive third place finish in the Mid-South Conference, posting a 9-5 mark.
Donaldson is married to former Rio standout basketball player Troy Donaldson. Troy and Billina have three children, Kinnison (12), Cooper (9) and Caden (8), and currently reside in Jackson where Billina teaches at Jackson High School.