SVCC announced in a media release via Facebook that Lee High volleyball coach Alexis Carson has been named as the first head coach for the new Flying Eagles program.
“I am so honored to be named the women’s volleyball coach at SVCC and look forward to growing a competitive NJCAA level program,” Carson said in the release. “I plan to bring a great level of passion, excitement, and intensity to the program, and I am very excited about building the program from the ground up. With SVCC joining the NJCAA, this will open up a lot of doors and provide great opportunities for many of our top athletes here in Southwest Virginia."
Carson said Tuesday one of her first objectives is to put together a quality team and to complete a schedule for the first season that will begin in August of next year.
The Flying Eagles will compete in the NJCAA Region 10. SVCC will not be eligible for postseason play in its first year. After that, Carson said the Flying Eagles will be a full-fledged NJCAA member.
ABOUT THE COACH
Carson, a 2006 graduate of Lee High, has been head coach at Lee for the past three seasons after serving as an assistant at Lee for two seasons.
In her first season, Carson led Lee to the Mountain 7 District championship.
She also guided the Lady Generals to two Region 2D tournament appearances.
Carson also led Lee to a school-record 15 straight wins in 2016.
She received her undergraduate degree from Tennessee, where she played for the Women’s Club Volleyball team for four years and was a member of The Pride of The Southland Marching Band. Carson received her Masters of Arts and her Education Specialist Degree in school psychology from James Madison.