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Coach Austin Albers shows players the importance of position and timing.

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Coach brings new recruiting, coaching tactics

Another new era of volleyball has come to Laramie County Community College.

LCCC hired Austin Albers for the Golden Eagles’ volleyball coach, replacing Cindy Henning, physical education instructor and interim volleyball coach.

Albers comes from Sheridan College, where he was the assistant volleyball coach for two seasons as well as the interim men’s soccer coach for a season.

“Like father, like son,” because his days at Sheridan College, Albers was the assistant volleyball coach at Black Hills State University, where his father, Jhett Albers, coached many years ago.

In college, Albers played soccer for Western Nebraska Community College.

In his short time here, a spark and enthusiasm can be heard in conversations with him. “A lot of hustle and bustle to get things going but were rolling,” Albers said. “I’m really enjoying the girls so far. We got our camping starting, and we have great numbers. We’re just hitting the ground running.”

New coach shows new spark, enthusiasm

He said he believed the reasons he was selected as the new head volleyball coach were his recruiting experience, coaching experiences and his knowledge of the two-year college athletic scene in the area.

Pete Cautilli, athletic director, said: “I think Austin is a future superstar in the industry. With his background and experience, his recruiting ties and his ability to build a program, he’ll be a great asset to LCCC.”

Albers said: “I’m a very down-to-earth guy. I try to be a comedian sometimes, but I’m also very hard working and committed. I’ve been around sports my whole life. Once I fell in love with the game of volleyball, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

Albers credited his parents, especially as he watched his father day in and day out for 15 years coaching college-level volleyball.

“I really pride myself in being energetic and doing all I can and putting in all effort I can into my job,” Albers said.

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