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Alisa Blair | Assistant Coach

On the heels of helping direct the SFA volleyball team to one of its greatest single seasons in the history of the program, assistant coach Alisa Blair is set to begin her third season on head coach Debbie Humphreys' staff in the 2019-20 academic year.

During Blair's inaugural season on staff, the Ladyjacks made program history in a number of ways in order to make a return trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 12 years. SFA dropped just three of its 35 matches in 2018 in order to reset the program records for wins in a single season (32) and single-season winning percentage (.914). Along the way, SFA constructed a nation-leading and program record 29-match winning streak which included a perfect 16-0 record in Southland Conference play. It marked the fourth time in program history the Ladyjacks completed an unblemished run through Southland Conference action.

In order to help them rewrite the program's record book, the Ladyjacks made use of the nation's second-best opponent hitting percentage (.144) and finished among the top 50 in the nation in a total of seven statistical categories including winning percentage (fourth, .914), total blocks (17th, 320.5), blocks per set (24th, 2.67), service aces (27th, 181), service aces per set (42nd, 1.51) and digs (47th, 1,970).

Because of their dominance both in and out of Southland Conference play, four Ladyjacks earned All-Southland honors. Haley Coleman, Danae Daron and Ann Hollas - who was also named the league's Setter of the Year - were placed on the All-Southland Conference First Team. Makenzee Hanna took home All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention status, too.

Blair returned to her home state in July of 2018 to become an assistant coach for the Ladyjacks. A standout junior college coach, Blair served as the assistant coach at NCAA Division II institution Central Oklahoma prior to her appointment to the staff in Nacogdoches.

While on staff at Central Oklahoma during the 2017 season, Blair helped oversee a Broncho squad that earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament. Though the Bronchos dropped their tournament-opening match to eventual NCAA Division II national champion Concordia-St. Paul, their season was filled with impressive accomplishments.

UCO reeled off a program-best 17 consecutive triumphs, helping the Bronchos finish with a 29-6 record which included a 15-3 showing in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) matches. Blair was instrumental in helping prep junior outside hitter Taylor Bevis who collected a bevy of 2017 individual awards that included AVCA First Team and CCA Second Team NCAA Division II All-American status.

A finalist for the MIAA’s 2017-18 Ken B. Jones Award which recognizes the league’s top female and male student-athletes, Bevis was also named the MIAA Player of the Year and was chosen as an All-MIAA First Team performer for the third time in her career.

Blair headed north to Oklahoma following a four-year run at NJCAA institution Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. Following one season as assistant coach in 2013, Blair took over as head coach in 2014 and proceeded to lead Hill College to a Region V title. For her efforts, she was named Coach of the Year and the Lady Rebels finished the season ranked 13th in the NJCAA Division I national poll.

Under the direction of Blair, Hill College’s success continued in 2015 and 2016 as the squad obtained both conference and Region V crowns in each of those seasons. Blair collected Coach of the Year honors in each of those seasons, too, and in all she accumulated 89 wins while in charge at Hill College. Through her four-year tenure, Blair helped the program amass 112 total victories. Two Hill College players earned All-American status under Blair and another 13 were named All-Conference performers.

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Blair was a four-year letterwinner and All-State selection at River Road High School before competing for NCAA Division II program Angelo State as a collegian. In 2012 - Blair’s senior year - she helped the Belles claim the Lone Star Conference regular season title. It was the program’s first LSC title in two decades and paved the way for the Belles’ run to the third round of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament that same season.

A dual graduate of Angelo State with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education, Blair is married to her husband, Craig. 


Adler Augustin | Assistant Coach

For the past five seasons, Adler Augustin has been an instrumental part of the Ladyjacks' on-court and off-court successes and he is prepared to start his sixth season on head coach Debbie Humphreys' staff in the 2019-20 academic year. Along with a new season comes a new role for Augustin who was elevated to the position of the Ladyjacks' associate head coach in July of 2019. 
 
Through each of Augustin’s first five seasons on head coach Debbie Humphreys’ staff, the Ladyjacks have never failed to accumulate 20 or more wins and during his latest season in Nacogdoches he played an integral role in helping the Ladyjacks secure their first 30-win season in 12 years.
 
Over the course of the team's record-setting 2018 campaign, SFA matched the program record for wins in a single season (32) and reset the program record for single-season winning percentage (.914) by going 32-3. Included in the team's final record was a nation-leading and program record 29-match winning streak that spanned nearly three full months. Included in the team's 29-match winning streak was a perfect 16-0 run through Southland Conference play which marked the fourth time in program history the Ladyjacks posted a perfect showing in league action. That run culminated with the program's second-straight and 10th overall Southland Conference regular season crown before the squad punched its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament since 2006 by winning the Southland Conference Tournament. 
 
In order to help them rewrite the program's record book, the Ladyjacks made use of the nation's second-best opponent hitting percentage (.144) and finished among the top 50 in the nation in a total of seven statistical categories including winning percentage (fourth, .914), total blocks (17th, 320.5), blocks per set (24th, 2.67), service aces (27th, 181), service aces per set (42nd, 1.51) and digs (47th, 1,970).
 
Because of their dominance both in and out of Southland Conference play, four Ladyjacks earned All-Southland honors. Haley Coleman, Danae Daron and Ann Hollas - who was also named the league's Setter of the Year - were placed on the All-Southland Conference First Team. Makenzee Hanna took home All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention status, too. Daron's accolades didn't stop once the Southland Conference doled out its awards, however, as the junior was named an AVCA All-Southwest Region Honorable Mention. 
 
In 2017 Augustin helped make sure SFA returned to the top of the Southland Conference standings, assisting the Ladyjacks’ in their run to the league’s regular season title. In addition to capturing the Southland’s regular season championship for the ninth time in program history, SFA amassed its highest win total in a decade (26) and moved on to the postseason for the first time since 2006 by earning a bid to the NIVC. 
 
Upon the conclusion of the 2017, SFA ranked among the top 40 teams in all of NCAA Division I volleyball in six statistical categories including service aces per set (32nd, 1.52), hitting percentage (37th, .253), opponent hitting percentage (32nd, .168), total digs (31st, 2,019) and win-loss percentage (33rd, .765). 
 
Since his arrival in Nacogdoches, SFA has seen 10 of its players collect All-Southland Conference accolades while six individuals have collected Southland Conference All-Academic Team laurels. 
 
Prior to his time in on SFA's staff, Augustin spent five years coaching with Austin Juniors Volleyball Club. The 2015 Austin Junior Volleyball Coach of the Year, Augustin led his under-17 Cedar Park team to a national championship in 2013 and third-place result in 2014. In addition, his teams claimed multiple tournament championships. Most recently Augustin captured a third-place finish for the Lone Star region as the head coach of the Lone Star Select A1 team at the 2017 USA High Performance Volleyball Championships. 
 
From 2008-13, Augustin was the head coach of the University of Texas women’s volleyball club team; and, the Longhorns finished in the top-three nationally four times under his command, with national championships in 2011-12 and 2012-13. His teams included a pair of national MVPs and eight first team all-tournament players.
 
Augustin also spent time as the head coach of the men’s club team at the University of Texas from 2007-09. His 2008-09 team finished fifth in the nation.
 
Skilled in working with athletes at multiple levels, Augustin also served as the varsity head coach at Austin Waldorf School for the 2012-13 academic year and junior varsity head coach from 2011-12. The 2013 varsity team won the regional championship.
 
Augustin earned his bachelors degree from the University of Texas in 2007, studying kinesiology and exercise science. He and his wife, Cally, were married in April of 2018.