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Austin Named Assistant Volleyball Coach at Liberty

February 3, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Alexis Austin has been named an assistant volleyball coach at Liberty.

Alexis Austin has been named an assistant volleyball coach at Liberty.

Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Trevor Johnson has announced the addition of former Colorado standout Alexis Austin to his coaching staff as an assistant coach.

"I am extremely excited to have Alexis Austin join our volleyball staff! She brings with her an incredible depth of knowledge and experience, having played at the highest level of volleyball," Johnson said. "Her year playing for Team USA, the University of Colorado and in Poland will help guide and develop our girls both on and off the court. Alexis has a tremendous heart for young people and she truly values relationships. She is for sure a mission fit for our program as we try and do something special here at LU."

An accomplished outside hitter in her own right, Austin will help with Liberty's outside hitters and will assist in all aspects of recruiting.

Austin spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Rice where she earned her first collegiate coaching experience. She assisted head coach Genny Volpe during a highly-successful two years. The Owls posted a combined 51-11 record during Austin's time with the program.

During the 2019 season, Rice reached as high as No. 17 in the AVCA Top 25, finishing with an RPI of 19, the highest RPI in school history. The Owls picked up their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, going 27-4. Also in 2019, Rice picked up a big win over No. 3 Texas

Prior to her time at Rice, Austin played professionally in Poland as a member of PTPS.

She has received international playing experience while competing for the BIP/USA Development Team in China in 2013.

Austin, ranked in the top 25 recruits in the 2012 recruiting class by ESPN, was a standout during her four years (2012-15) at Colorado. She finished her career ranked fourth in program history with 1,443 kills, including a career-high 498 kills (4.05 kills per set) as a senior. During 2015, she earned AVCA honorable mention All-America honors and was named to the AVCA All-Pacific South Region team and earned All-Pac-12 honors as both a junior and senior.

A Houston native, Austin helped turn around Colorado's program, one which went 6-24 the year before she arrived. During her four years at Colorado, the Buffaloes posted a 71-59 record, including NCAA Tournament wins in both 2013 and 2014.