Jenna Kalwa joined the Rhody women's soccer staff as an assistant coach in February 2018, after spending the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the director of operations for NC State's women's soccer program. In her time with the Wolfpack, Kalwa organized in-season travel and team nutrition. She also assisted with the organization of NC State's recruiting and helped out with summer camps and budgeting.
In addition to her role with NC State, Kalwa served as the head coach for the North Carolina Football Club's U17 Classic team. In that role, she taught the technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of the game while also providing player evaluations.
Kalwa also spent time as both a referee and coach for XL Sports World, working with youth and adult players alike.
As a student-athlete, Kalwa was a two-year member of the Penn State women's soccer team (2012-13) before transferring to NC State for her final two seasons (2014-15). During her freshman year, the Nittany Lions went 21-3-2 and advanced to the NCAA title game. As a player for the Wolfpack, Kalwa appeared in each of the team's 38 games, making 36 starts. She was the NC State's 2014 MVP and was selected as a team captain for the 2015 season.
A native of Pennington, N.J., Kalwa earned her bachelor's degree in social work from N.C. State in 2016.