Ms. Alexander joined the Blue Wave staff as Director of Athletics in June of 2016. She served as the Interim Director/Head Volleyball Coach from June of 2016 until February of 2017 before focusing her role as Director of Athletics. A native of Atlantic Beach, Florida, she began her college career in 1988 as a graduate assistant coach and eventually working her way to becoming an NCAA D1 Head Volleyball Coach. Since that time, Alexander has had over 20 years of college, high school and club coaching experience. Her college coaching experience includes head volleyball coaching stints at Utah State University, Temple University, Drexel University, Bowling Green State University (Men), Michigan State University and Converse College. She has coached high school at her alma mater Fletcher High School (once as an assistant and once as the head coach), as well as Fernandina Beach High School. Alexander is no stranger to FSCJ, she returned to Jacksonville in 2011 serving as an assistant coach for three years (2011-2013) for the Blue Wave while working for the Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association (JJVA).
In 1999, Alexander made the transition to administration by creating and implementing an NCAA CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) Life Skills Program at San Diego State University for over 500 student athletes. She went on to create two more NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills Programs at Converse College (first women’s college to receive an NCAA CHAMPS program) and Brevard College (NC). She duplicated these efforts at FSCJ in 2016 by adding the the BlueWave Life Skills program partnering across campus organizations in order to enhance the wholistic approach to serving student athletes. While at Brevard College, she served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academic Services and Senior Woman Administrator. During her time at Brevard College, Alexander implemented an Athletic Department tutoring program for at risk student athletes and oversaw training administration and staff in EADA requirements and oversight. In addition to those duties, Alexander served as the staff liaison to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and on several campus wide committee’s focusing on retention and academic success. During her coaching career at Utah State University, Alexander served on two NCAA selection committee’s, chaired the Big West Conference coaches committee and was appointed by the college President (at USU) to serve on the NCAA Certification Committee for Utah State University.
As a Head Volleyball Coach at Utah State University, Alexander recruited and coached the Aggies’ first Big West Freshman of the Year as well as the program’s first Big West First Team All-Conference player and Freshman All-American. Prior to Utah State, Alexander was the Head Volleyball Coach at Temple University where she was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year while two of her player’s received Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors as well in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Prior to her college head coaching experience, she was an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Western Kentucky University and Michigan State University. She also spent time coaching the Men’s Volleyball Team at Bowling Green State University while working on her master’s degree.
Alexander played volleyball collegiately at the University of Alabama-Birmingham for three years after completing one year at Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College), where she was both a volleyball and softball player. While at Lake City Community College, Alexander was a member of the first ever Junior College National Championship Softball Team for legendary Coach Jean Williams. She is also a graduate of Fletcher High School (Neptune Beach, FL) and member of Fletcher’s first State Championship Volleyball and Softball teams. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from UAB in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Psychology. She later completed her Master’s in Education (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) from Bowling Green State University while coaching the Men’s Volleyball Team.
Alexander resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida where she enjoys biking, beaching and golfing.