Mackenzie is returning for her third season coaching with the club. She is a graduate and former volleyball player (setter) of the University of Tennessee. Mackenzie also spent time playing for the College of Charleston before transferring to UT. She played her high school years at Bluffton High School in South Carolina and spent 7 years playing club volleyball prior to college. During her time as a Lady Vol, Mackenzie also had the opportunity to work summer volleyball camps.