Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College athletics department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ginny Alexander as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Academic Services.
"I am excited to announce the hiring of our new Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance & Academic Services, Ginny Alexander,” stated Athletics Director Kim Pate. “Ginny brings thirteen years experience working in college athletics as an administrator, coach, and student-athlete. Not only does she understand the unique offerings of the Division II experience, she has a passion for helping student-athletes succeed beyond the court or playing field,” continued Pate. “I expect Ginny will make an immediate positive impact in our department, on our campus, and in our community and I'm thrilled she has chosen to join our administrative team."
Alexander, who is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, comes to Brevard College by way of Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. where last season she served as the volleyball head coach and was in charge of the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Lives for Personal Success) Life Skills Program for the student-athletes.
Alexander began her career in athletics in 1987 at her alma mater, Fletcher High School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where she served as the assistant volleyball and softball coach. She then went on to become the graduate assistant coach at Western Kentucky University for one year before serving as the assistant volleyball coach at Michigan State from 1989-1991. Following her two seasons with the Spartans, Alexander became the head men’s volleyball coach at Bowling Green State University while completing her Master’s Degree. Coach Alexander’s next stop was in Pennsylvania where she served as the Head Volleyball Coach at NCAA Division I institutions Drexel University (1992) and Temple University (1993 & 1994). While at Drexel, Alexander’s team finished second in the North Atlantic Conference and eclipsed the 20 win mark. During her time at Temple, Coach Alexander led the Owls to their best season in the program’s history up until that time. For her efforts, Alexander was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year. She also coached the team’s first ever Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Following her post at Temple, Alexander became the head coach at Utah State University. Coach Alexander recruited and coached the Aggies’ first Big West Freshman of the Year as well as the program’s first Big West First Team All-Conference player and Freshman All-American. In 1997, under Alexander’s leadership, the Aggies’ achieved the most wins since 1983. In addition, Coach Alexander served as the Chair for the Big West Conference Volleyball Coaches and also served on several NCAA committees. She was one of two coaches selected by the University President to serve on the University Advisory Committee for NCAA Certification.
After her four year stint at USU, Alexander spent time at San Diego State University developing the CHAMPS Life Skills Program for over 500 student-athletes.
In the fall of 2007, Alexander was the Head Volleyball Coach at Asheville High School where she also taught physical education and health classes. Prior to moving to Asheville, Coach Alexander served as the Director of Programs for the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) in Jacksonville, Florida. While at P.A.L., Alexander also created and directed the P.A.L. volleyball teams and trained the coaches (many of who were present & former collegiate players). During her five year career in youth development, Alexander served as co-Chair and Chair of the First Coast Girls Initiative (FCGI), one of the largest girl’s coalitions in the country. She and other members of the FCGI went on to create an annual event called Girl’s Day serving over 400 lower socio economic girls in Jacksonville, Florida.
Alexander completed her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) in 1986 where she played for the Blazers for three years after competing one year at Lake City Community College (FL) in both volleyball and softball. Alexander received 2nd Team All Sun Belt Conference at UAB and1st Team All-Conference in volleyball at Lake City Community College where she was also a member of the National Championship Junior College softball team. Alexander earned her Master of Science Degree in Education (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) in 1992 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.