Converse University Athletic Director Jenn Bell announced the hiring of Alexis Ivey as the new head volleyball coach on Tuesday morning.
“I am thrilled to have Alexis join our staff as our new volleyball head coach,” Bell said. “She has a ton of energy, and I have no doubt she will fit in nicely with our staff. I truly believe she is an up-and-coming coach, and I look forward to seeing her grow as she takes our team to the next level.”
Ivey makes her way to Spartanburg after having spent the last year in the University of South Carolina junior college system. Ivey was the Assistant Athletic Director and the head volleyball coach at USC Salkehatchie. Prior to her time in the Palmetto State, Ivey was also an assistant volleyball coach at Greensboro College and helped the team to a 7-7 record in a Covid shortened season. Ivey has also coached on the club circuit, with stops at the Champion Volleyball Club and the Palmetto Strikers Volleyball Club
“I am so grateful and excited to be a part of the Valkyries family.”Alexis Ivey
“I would like to thank Athletic Director, Jenn Bell, for providing this amazing opportunity and entrusting me to be the next leader of Converse University’s volleyball program.” Ivey stated. “I am so grateful and excited to be a part of the Valkyries family, and I am eager to help propel the team to the level of success I know we can obtain.”
Ivey played collegiately at Lenoir-Rhyne University from 2017-2019. Over a three-season span, Ivey appeared in 55 matches, registered 139 kills, 156 total blocks, 244.5 points, 57 digs and 12 service aces. As a player, Ivey helped the Bears to 43 wins over her career in Hickory.
The Converse University volleyball home opener will be on September 23, 2022 against Southern Wesleyan.