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LaToya Clark | Coach and Administrator for PLW

LaToya Clark (Coach and Administrator for PLW) has completed her fifth season as Alabama State assistant volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

During her time with the Lady Hornets, Clark has been a part of a three of conference titles in 2014 and 2016 and 2017 (last season).
Over the last four years, Clark has coached the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Setter of the Year.

Since Clark has been at Alabama State, the Lady Hornets have been able to win 20-plus matches each season.

The 2015 campaign was her first season as the top assistant to coach Penny Lucas-White after serving as one of the two assistant coaching positions in 2014. 

Nicknamed “Coach Toy,” Clark has offered her specialized knowledge of the setter position and has worked heavily in the recruiting process and organization of team affairs. 

Clark has been present on the bench for back-to-back successful campaigns as the Lady Hornets have completed two perfect conference seasons.

Prior to ASU, the Tallahassee (Fla.) native spent the previous three years as assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Leon High School.

Clark was a decorated four-year volleyball letterman at Jackson State as a three-time team MVP, two-time All-SWAC performer and two-time All-SWAC Tournament performer. She helped lead the Lady Tigers to the 2011 SWAC Championship, the first in program history.

Clark was selected as the Southwestern Athletic Conference Woman of the Year in 2012 and was the conference nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award for excellence in service, leadership, athletics, and academics.

Clark graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jackson State with a Bachelor’s degree in social work in 2012 and her Master’s in social work from Florida State in 2013.


Melissa Robinson | Coach for PLW

Melissa Robinson (Coach for PLW) was announced as the Auburn Montgomery head volleyball coach in January of 2017. She is the second head coach in the history of the program, which began play in the fall 2017. Robinson led the Warhawks to its first win in program history. The Warhawks received national attention during the 2017 campaign, with a player receiving HERO Sports D2 Volleyball HERO of the Week accolades and player becoming the program’s first recipient of the AUM ROTCH Athletic Achievement Award.

Prior to joining the Warhawks, Robinson was the head coach at Tuskegee University. In her first season at Tuskegee, she led the team to an 18-13 mark, the most wins by the program since 1997.

Prior to her tenure at Tuskegee, Robinson was an assistant coach at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. In her lone season at CU, she played a key role in helping the Panthers qualify for their first NCAA Regional and coached three all-conference performers. Robinson served as an assistant coach at her alma mater South Carolina State in 2013, as well as the program’s graduate assistant in 2012.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Robinson enjoyed a stellar three-year career with the Lady Bulldogs, helping the team to the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. She finished her career with 128 kills, 134 assists and 996 digs, breaking the school season record with 449 digs as a senior. She also holds the school record with seven aces in one set.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State in 2012.


Chelsey Scott | Coach for PLW

Chelsey Scott (Coach for PLW) has completed her first season as Assistant Coach at her alma mater, Alabama State University the 2017-18 academic year.

Prior to coaching at ASU, Scott was a Science Instructor and coach for one year at Charles Henderson High School.

While attending Alabama State as a student-athlete, Scott helped the Lady Hornets to a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championships. She was a two-time SWAC All-Conference selection on the Second Team, and was a Four-Time Player of the Week. Scott earned All-Tournament Team honors, and was a member of the 800-kill club.

Scott received her Bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University in 2016.


Janay Yancey | Coach for PLW

Janay Yancey (Coach for PLW) Janay Yancey has completed her first season as head volleyball coach at Tuskegee University after spending time as an assistant at Alabama State University.

In 2016, Yancey assisted ASU in earning the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and its third NCAA appearance in school history.

Much of her on-court coaching has focused on the middle blockers. While at Hampton, her team ranked fourth in the MEAC in blocks in 2014. In winning the MEAC, the Lady Pirates made their first-ever NCAA Div. I Tournament.

Yancey began her coaching career as a student assistant at Middle Tennessee State in 2010, when MTSU won the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 29-6 record and made its fifth NCAA appearance. In 2011, Yancey joined South Alabama as a graduate assistant.

Her collegiate playing career began at North Carolina State in 2006 and she transferred to Middle Tennessee State in 2008, and was named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament Team. In 2008, Yancey was named to the Sun Belt’s Commissioner’s List for academic excellence.

In her final season at MTSU, she won the Sun Belt Conference Championship. Yancey currently ranks fifth in program history in career blocks, has the seventh-best single-season hitting percentage in program history.

A native of Columbia, Tenn., Yancey received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from MTSU and a Masters of Science in Exercise Science from South Alabama. She is also 2014 graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.


Tyler Ockleberry | Coach for PLW

Tyler Ockleberry (Coach for PLW), is the current Graduate assistant at Auburn University of Montgomery.

She is a former player and graduate from South Carolina State University. In 2014 she led the Lady Bulldogs and the conference in digs with 302, while adding 10 service aces. Prior to South Carolina State she played at George Washington University in 2013.

Preceding her collegiate tenure, Ockleberry collected a Junior Olympic National Championship in the 18 National Division with the Tsunami Volleyball club. She was also awarded All-Area and All-State accolades from the Riverwood International Charter School her sophomore through senior seasons.


Adrienne Griffin | Coach for PLW


Hakika Lindsey | Coach for PLW