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Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack head volleyball coach Debbie Humphreys enters her 26th season in Nacogdoches as one of the most successful coaches in the game today. The four-time Southland Conference Coach of the Year has brought a level of success to SFA that few schools can boast. The Ladyjacks' put together their 16th 20-win season in 2012, pushing Humphreys' career win total to 556, which ranks among the top 25 active head coaches in the country.
Humphreys reached 500 career victories in 2009 with a five-set win over UTSA and will enter the 2013 season among the top 10 percent among active head coaches in wins.
SFA has been exceptional in Southland Conference play in Humphreys' tenure as well, including capturing seven SLC titles in her time on campus. Humphreys also led the Ladyjacks to a new Southland Conference record from the 2004-2007 seasons as the Ladyjacks racked up 62 consecutive SLC wins over those four years, eclipsing the old record of 58 that was set by UTA in the early 1990s.
Her Ladyjacks made school history in 2006, posting a 31-4 record that ranks second all-time at SFA behind only the Ladyjacks' 32-4 mark in 1994. Incidentally, the `94 campaign marked SFA's first trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Ladyjacks again reached volleyball's big dance in 2006 and did something no other SFA team had ever done -- win a first-round match.
The Ladyjacks knocked off Alabama, 3-2, to record the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history, putting an exclamation point on a season for the ages. The 2006 slate included a second straight undefeated SLC run, as the Ladyjacks went 16-0 against league competition on their way to a third straight conference championship. The team surpassed 2005's 21-match win streak with a 26-match run in 2006, and one year later brought home its fourth straight title with a 15-1 record in league play in 2007.
The Ladyjacks have continued their winning ways once they reach the postseason. SFA has compiled a 24-19 (.558) all-time Southland Conference Tournament record, making 12 appearances in the conference championship match. Both marks rank SFA among the league's upper echelon.
Humphreys' squads have recorded three 30-win seasons (1994, 1995 and 2006, advancing to the NCAA Tournament four times (1994, 1997, 1999 and 2006) and to the NIVC tournament twice (1993 and 1995). The Ladyjacks have won six Southland Conference regular-season and four tournament titles during that same stretch. In fact, Humphreys has advanced her squads to the SLC tournament title match in 10 of the last 15 seasons. The SLC has recognized Humphreys for her accomplishments on four separate occasions, naming her the SLC's Coach of the Year in 1992, 1994, 2004 and 2006.
Humphreys has produced some of the league's top talent in her 20 seasons. During that time she has coached 63 All-Southland Conference selections, six SLC Player of the Year honorees, five SLC Freshman of the Year picks, two Setter of the Year choices and each of the first four SLC Libero of the Year awards that the conference gave out from 2004 to 2007.
The Ladyjacks are not just recognized for their achievements on the court. The SFA volleyball team has also been recognized nationally for its academic performance, with four players being named to Academic All-America teams, including 2001 selection Angie Wood. The Ladyjacks were also honored with the prestigious AVCA National Team Academic Award for six straight seasons. The AVCA Team Award is an honor given to volleyball programs at the collegiate and high school level that maintain a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average. The 2002 Ladyjack squad was one of only seven to receive the honor in four consecutive seasons.
A native of Rochester, Ill., Humphreys received her bachelor's degree in physical education from Texas Tech in 1986 and her master's degree in exercise physiology in 1988. Humphreys was a three-year letterwinner for the Lady Raider volleyball team, where she earned All-Southwest Conference honors and was named team MVP as a senior. Also a stellar student-athlete, Humphreys was a finalist for academic All-America honors.
Humphreys is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, has served a term as the SLC representative on the AVCA Head Coaches Committee and is currently representing the SLC on the AVCA All-Region Awards Committee. At the 1998-99 Ladyjacks Awards Banquet, Humphreys was named to the SFA "Hall of Honor" for her accomplishments at SFA.
Humphreys and her husband, Richard, have two children: Regan, 12, and Will, 11.