NSU Volleyball: Aldredge promoted to associate head coach

Northwestern State volleyball head coach Sean Kiracofe announced Friday the promotion of Stacey Aldredge to associate head coach.

Aldredge is in her sixth season as a member of the coaching staff and her 10th overall as a Lady Demon after a stellar playing career for the Purple and White from 2011-14.

“This is a well-earned recognition for Stacey,” head coach Sean Kiracofe said. “There is no better representative of NSU Volleyball during her time as a player and now as an essential part of the coaching staff.

“Not many programs are as fortunate as we are to have a coach that shares the passion that players find for Northwestern State as a student athlete and is an example for what is attainable through hard work and dedication.”

As NSU’s career kills leaders with more than 1,300 in her four seasons along with eight other top 10 career rankings for the Demons, Aldredge is intimately familiar with her role working with the offense.

The Lady Demons saw increases in kills per set and attack percentage from one season to the next in each of Aldredge’s first three seasons on the staff prior to the COVID season of 2020. During that time, she helped Hannah Brister break the single-season kills record during the 2019 season and become the first Southland Conference Player of the Year for NSU.

As a true six-rotation player herself, Aldredge was also instrumental in the development of Alexis Warren who joined Aldredge in NSU’s exclusive 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club. Only four players in program history have reached both of those milestones in their careers.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and cannot thank coach Kiracofe enough for believing in me as a coach and leader for this program,” Aldredge said. “He has taught me so much and I’m thankful for the growth I’ve been able to experience during my time on staff. NSU and this program have given me so much, as a player and now a coach. I’m honored to be able to pour into the next generation of Demons and work with our incredible student-athletes.”

Photo: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services