Chymaine Guinyard, who graduated from Claflin University in 2016, has been appointed head volleyball coach at Claflin University. Guinyard, who served as the interim head coach last season, has been a member of the coaching staff for four seasons. She was an assistant coach during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
A native of Orangeburg, Guinyard played four years for the Lady Panthers. She was a member of the 2014 team that captured the school's first-ever Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championship and the school's first-ever automatic berth into the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship. Guinyard is a charter member of the Timothy J. Autry Theta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. She provides leadership for the University's APPLE Training Institute/NCAA Sport Science Collaborative. Guinyard is IMPACT certified through the Palmetto Volleyball Association and a member of USA Volleyball. She also is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.