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LaToya Clark | Coach and Administrator for PLW

LaToya Clark has completed her fifth season as Alabama State assistant volleyball coach for the 2018 campaign. During her time with the Lady Hornets, Clark has been a part of four conference titles (2014, 2016 – 2018). Over the last five years, Clark has coached four of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Setter of the Years.

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 the second assistant coach in 2014.

Nicknamed “Coach Toy,” Clark has offered her specialized knowledge of the setter position and worked heavily in the recruiting process and organization of team affairs. She was a part of back-to-back successful campaigns as the Lady Hornets completed two perfect conference seasons in 2016 and 2017 and the 2018 Conference Championship.

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. She 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.

This will be Clark fifth season with PLW. Welcome back Coach Toy.
 


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.


David DeLozier | Coach for PLW

David DeLozier just completed his first season as an assistant volleyball coach at Alabama State. He came to ASU after a two-year stint at Olivet Nazarene as a Graduate Assistant. Prior to that he served as a volunteer assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University for the 2015 campaign.

A native from Wichita Falls, TX, David graduated from Midwestern State with his bachelor’s degree in Sports & Fitness Management in 2011, and completed his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University in 2018.

This is DeLozier 1st year with PLW. We Welcome Coach David!


Kori Kutsch | Coach for PLW

Kori Kutsch just completed her senior season as a setter for the Lady Hornets at Alabama State, culminating a stellar career with leading her team to 3 SWAC Championships and 3 appearances to the NCAA. She has garnered many accolades throughout her time as a Hornet: 2018 SWAC First Team Selection Setter, 2018 SWAC All-Tournament Team Selection Setter, 2017 SWAC Setter of the Year, 2017 SWAC First Team Selection Setter, 2017 SWAC All-Tournament Team Selection Setter, 2015 SWAC Newcomer of the Year, 2015 SWAC Second Team Selection (setter) and 2015 SWAC All-Tournament Team Selection

Kutsch finished her career as the all-time leader in aces and second all-time in assists in program history. A native from Torrence, CA, she will graduate Suma Cum Laude this May with a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services.

This is Kutsch first season with PLW. We Welcome Coach Kori!


Adrienne Griffin | Coach for PLW

Adrienne Griffin started coaching volleyball in 2007. In 2011, she began coaching club volleyball and in her first season she led her team to win the Southern Region Volleyball Association’s Club Championship for the 14U division. She just completed her third season as the Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Wetumpka High School in Wetumpka, Alabama. She assisted the head coach with rebuilding the program and played a key role in helping the Lady Indians win back to back 6A Area 4 Championships.

Adrienne is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and a graduate from Auburn University at Montgomery with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration.

This is Griffin's third season with PLW.