Lane Hires New Volleyball Coach

By Joel Worthington


JACKSON, Tenn. – Lane College Director of Athletics, Derrick Burroughs, has announced the hiring of Alexis Emanuel as head volleyball coach for the Dragons.

Emanuel comes to Lane after serving as the assistant coach at Fisk University the past four seasons. Prior to her position with the Bulldogs, Emanuel coached four years of club volleyball while starring for the university’s program.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Emanuel was a six rotation outside hitter for the Bulldogs, but also was able to play every position on the court. During her collegiate career, she earned multiple all-tournament and all-conference awards.

“I am excited for this opportunity to be a head coach at the collegiate level,” said Emanuel. “I want to thank Coach Burroughs for entrusting me with this program. I am eager to get to work and build on the tradition here at Lane College.

Emanuel graduated from Fisk with a degree in Sports Psychology. In addition to her time coaching at Fisk, she was also on staff as an admissions counselor for the university.

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