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Wells-Kilbert to Participate in NCAA Women's Coaches Academy

April 16, 2009

Mississippi Valley State University women’s volleyball coach Alyse Wells-Kilbert has been selected as one of 25 participants in the 2009 NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

The Academy provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, successful members of the profession.  The participants learn non-sport specific skills that allow them to be more productive coaches.  The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics started the academy as an initiative in 2002 to train, support and retain women coaches.  Within the five-day format, the WCA will provide instruction on philosophy, management skills, communication skills and career development.

Kilbert joined the MVSU family in 2001 after a seven-year stint at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.  At Belhaven, she served as head volleyball coach, head basketball coach, resident director, admissions counselor and time as both assistant and associate athletics director.  During her time at MVSU, she has served in a multitude of capacities including head volleyball coach, assistant women’s basketball coach, academic center director and now as assistant director of athletics for women’s sports and senior woman’s administrator.

As the head volleyball coach, she has guided the resurgence of MVSU Devilette volleyball back to a premier force in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.  In 2005, she led the team to a 26-4 overall mark including a 23-match win streak – the longest in conference volleyball history.

As an administrator, she has guided MVSU’s efforts to support the student athlete academically as well as athletically.  She was instrumental in the development and operation of the Student-Athlete Academic Resource Center.  The Center assists student athletes with class assignments, tutorial sessions and an information center.  She has also served as advisor to the University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Kilbert is a graduate of Belhaven where she was the first female recipient of the highest student-athlete award – the Charles Rugg Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.  She has also served as the Belhaven National Alumni Association President.