Mississippi Valley State University

July 29, 2016


Picture of Head Women's Baskeball Coach Nate  Kilbert
Head Women's Baskeball Coach Nate Kilbert
Charles Lackey Bldg.
Nathaniel Kilbert enters his fifth year at the helm of the Devilettes basketball program. A 1987 graduate of Mississippi Valley State, Kilbert became only the second head coach in Devilettes’ history as he was named to the position July 17, 2001. Kilbert rejoined the MVSU Athletics Department after a 10-year stint at in-state rival Alcorn State. At Alcorn, Kilbert was head women basketball coach Shirley Walker’s right arm as well as the school’s head volleyball coach. During his tenure at Alcorn, Kilbert was instrumental in the women’s basketball team winning six regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference championships, four SWAC tournament championships and two NCAA tournament berths (2000, 2001), while compiling a 126-110 career record as the volleyball coach. As a point guard at MVSU, Kilbert lettered four years under legendary Lafayette Stribling, from 1982-1986. Kilbert was a heavy contributor during the Delta Devils’ 1985-86 SWAC tournament championship team. Upon graduating from MVSU with a Bachelor of Science degree, he worked with Stribling as a student assistant. Kilbert moved on to Alcorn as a graduate assistant from 1987 to 1989, earning his Master of Science in Secondary Education in 1989, before returning to MVSU as an assistant to then head women’s basketball coach Jessie Harris from 1989 to 1991. Kilbert is married to the former Alyse Wells, who serves as Mississippi Valley State’s head Volleyball coach and Senior Woman Administrator. They share one daughter, Tierra.