Franki Darnold joined head coach Steve Santonastaso's staff in August of 2017. She will work closely with the team's outside hitters.
One of the program's most accomplished players, Darnold played for the Rams from 2012-15, finishing her career as Rhode Island's leader in kills during the rally scoring era with 1,356. That figure puts her third overall in program history. A two-time Atlantic 10 First-Team All-Conference selection, she was the athletic department's Elizabeth Holmes Award winner in 2016.
Before returning to the Rams as a coach, Darnold worked as a writer for the San Clemente Times and served on the game day communications staff for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.
Darnold earned a degree in Writing and Rhetoric from Rhode Island in 2016.