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LBWCC to offer volleyball

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will soon have another sport for which to offer potential students in the local area.

The college announced on Tuesday that it would add a women’s volleyball program to its offerings.

The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021.

 “We are extremely excited to announce the addition of a volleyball program at LBW,” said LBWCC President Dr. Brock Kelley. “This will not only allow student-athletes to have an opportunity to extend their playing career after high school but will allow these students to take part in our ever-growing academic programs.”

 LBWCC will join 10 other colleges in the Alabama Community College Conference that currently offer the program.

 “Our goal at LBW with the addition of this program is to bridge the gap of opportunity for Alabama high school volleyball players, especially in South Alabama,” Kelley said. “Our hope is to continue to remove barriers for individuals in all aspects. With the lack of a community college volleyball program in our area, this is one more barrier we are able to remove.”

 With the addition of women’s volleyball, LBWCC will offer five athletic programs including, two men’s and three women’s programs.

 The search for the program’s head coach will begin in the near future, according to Kelley. 

“This is a great opportunity to grow the athletic department at LBW and expand our reach to more student athletes,” LBWCC Athletic Director Steve Helms said.

 “Adding women’s volleyball will enhance the traditions already established in our athletic program which focuses on developing young men and women for life after sports,” Helms said.

 

For more information on the new volleyball program contact Athletic Director, Steve Helms at shelms@lbwcc.edu.