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Ivey named volleyball coach

Alexis IveyUSC Salkehatchie is excited to announce that Alexis Ivey has been named head coach for its women’s volleyball program. 

“Coach Ivey will be a great addition to the coaching staff at USC Salkehatchie and we are excited to have her on board.  Alexis displays an energy and a passion for her work and volleyball itself,” Director of Athletics Jeremy Joye said.

Ivey is ready to begin working with the team.   “I cannot wait to get into the gym and get started with the team. I am so grateful and extremely excited to join the USC Salkehatchie volleyball program. I am very thankful to Coach Joye for entrusting me with this opportunity,” Ivey said.

Ivey comes to USC Salkehatchie after serving as an assistant volleyball coach at Greensboro College. While there, she helped improve the team’s blocking percentage from 1.3 blocks per set in 2019 to a 1.5 in 2020. She also served as head coach of the 2017 national team at Champion Volleyball Club in Winston-Salem, N.C. and posted an overall record of 22-13

Ivey received a B.S. in Exercise Science and a B.A. in Sport Management from Lenoir-Rhyne, a NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C., where she had a four-year playing career.   While with the Bears, Ivey ranked within the SAC top-5 in blocks-per-set and finished her career with a 1.01 blocks-per-set average. Her freshman year, she was first in blocks per set in the SAC. In addition, Ivey recorded a career single-season high 91 blocks in 2019, including a 13-block performance against Mars Hill University.

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