Alisa Blair | Assistant Coach
Alisa Blair returned to her home state in July of 2018 to become an assistant coach for the Ladyjacks. A standout junior college coach, Blair most recently served as the assistant coach at NCAA Division II institution Central Oklahoma.
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
Adler Augustin enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Stephen F. Austin volleyball team in 2016. Augustin signed on with the Ladyjacks in late July of 2015 and helped lead the team to its 19th season of 20 or more wins.
Under the direction of Augustin and the rest of the Ladyjack coaching staff, SFA landed a trio of players - Jacque Allen, OJ Olson and Justice Walker - on various All-Southland Conference teams.
Prior to his time in Nacogdoches, 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.
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.