Coach Alyse Wells-Kilbert
Charles Lackey Bldg. 1st Floor
Alyse Wells-Kilbert is entering her ninth year as a member of the Mississippi Valley State University Department of Athletics. 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. In the 2000-01 season, she led the Lady Blazers to a 24-7 record, one of the best during the school’s history. 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 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. In the same year, the Devilettes received the NCAA Division I Women’s volleyball Services Aces Award. She has guided MVSU to three SWAC Eastern Division titles (2005, 2007, 2008) 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. In June 2009, Kilbert was one of 25 coaches selected to 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. 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. Prior to Belhaven, she was a two-year standout at Meridian (Miss.) Community College. There she was a two-sport athlete in basketball and softball. She received a number of awards including the Circle of Excellence award, Academic All-American and the Larry Scott Memorial Award - given to the top student-athlete for academic as well as athletic success.
Bachelor of Science in Business, May 1991, Belhaven College • Associate of Arts in Business, May 1898, Meridian Community College • Diploma, May 1987, Edinburgh (MS) High School (valedictorian)