TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head volleyball coach Rashinda Reed has announced the hiring of a third assistant coach in Will Boyd, who most recently served as offensive coordinator and setters coach at the University of Louisiana.
“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to work at the University of Alabama,” Boyd said. “Rashinda Reed, Matt Scott, Chelsi Carter and the team are establishing something special and I’m excited to be joining. As an Alabama native, it has been a goal of mine to come back home. To be starting this next chapter of my coaching career in Tuscaloosa is very exciting.
“I have been fortunate to know Rashinda over the years, as she was there at the start of my coaching career. I look forward to working with this staff and team! ROLL TIDE!”
This past season with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Boyd oversaw and offense and setters group that finished second in the Sun Belt in assists (1,481, 12.45/set) with setter Siena DeCambra rankings third individually (1,165, 10.22/set). In 2022, Boyd was a volunteer assistant at Texas State, earning a Sun Belt West Division title with the Bobcats behind a team featuring the SBC Offensive Player of the Year, Setter of the Year and Player of the Year.
Additional coaching stints in the Lone Star State include West Texas A&M (2019-20), making an NCAA DII Tournament appearance and mentoring the conference’s Freshman of the Year, and a 2018 season with Texas that saw a Big 12 Championship, an Elite Eight appearance and a No. 5 finish in that season’s final AVCA rankings.
Boyd started his coaching career in the state of Alabama at UAB in 2015, alongside Reed who was an assistant coach with the Blazers. Following that, Boyd made the nearby move to Samford (2016-17), helping guide the Bulldogs to a 2016 Southern Conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Boyd is a 2015 graduate of the University of Montevallo. He joins a staff that includes Head Coach Rashinda Reed, Associate Head Coach Matt Scott and Assistant Coach Chelsi Carter, all heading into their third seasons with the Crimson Tide in 2024.
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