Summer Alford, Head Coach

Coach Summer will be entering her third year at Excel in the 2021-2022 season. In 2020, she was introduced to Excel Boys volleyball as an assistant coach for 16 Red. On the girls side, she has been working with our 17 White teams for the past 2 years and has led them to overall top 20 NTR finishes with Gold finishes at Regionals. Summer came to Excel after coaching with Instinct VBC and qualifying 2 teams for nationals.

Summer competed for Kentucky Wesleyan and finished her collegiate career at Texas A&M Commerce. As a six rotation outside hitter, she garnered a number of Player of the Week awards, two First Team All Conference nods, Freshman of the Year, and also finished with multiple program records that still uphold to this day.

 Summer is a tough but supportive coach who is focused on solid fundamentals and volleyball IQ. She has a consistent, calm demeanor and loves to teach the game with discipline and develop smart players. Originally from Fort Worth, Summer still loves to compete but also enjoys winding down with some HGTV and her dog, Pepper.