Lady Raiders head volleyball coach steps down after 10 seasons

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — After ten successful seasons as the head volleyball coach at Rider High School, Alysha Humpert is stepping down.

Humpert’s Lady Raiders have qualified for the playoffs in all 10 seasons she’s been at the helm, and in those ten years, Humpert has earned 269 wins.

Humpert has led the Lady Raiders to the regional quarterfinals three times in 10 seasons.

A former Lady Raider herself, Humpert said the new opportunity snuck up on her and will allow her to better juggle being a mother to her three children, all age six and under.

While she said she has thought about a career change in recent years, Humpert said the advice she received from a Hall Of Fame coach sealed the deal.

“A long time ago when I first started coaching, Diane Conrady gave me some really good advice,” Humpert said. “I was sitting in her office at Jerry’s Scoreboard at the time, and she told me, ‘Just remember, when you do have kids as a head coach, you can’t do that time again. Those moments, you don’t get back.'”

Humpert is taking a job at Healing Hands Healthcare, a business in Wichita Falls where she will be a co-worker of one of her former players, Kiley Beaver Murray.

Congratulations on ten great years of Lady Raider Volleyball.

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