Angie Byrd is beginning her first season for the Manatees at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Before arriving at SCF, Byrd was the Assistant Compliance Coordinator and Insurance Coordinator for the Athletic Department at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Byrd, also served as the Head Volleyball coach and HPER Instructor at University of North Carolina at Pembroke for three years. While at UNC Pembroke, Byrd qualified for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament every season as well as earning the Peach Belt Sportsmanship Award in 2012. Under Coach Byrd’s reign she coached 13 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team Recipients, 2 PBC/SunTrust Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients, a Capital One Academic All-District Team Member, 2 Peach Belt Conference Players of the Week, and a Peach Belt Conference Specialist of the Week. Byrd also prides herself in having a 100% graduation rate while at UNC Pembroke. Byrd was also the Director for the Braves Volleyball Academy at UNC Pembroke. Prior to coming to UNC Pembroke, Byrd was the Head Volleyball coach at Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma. Byrd’s squad finished the season with an overall record of 35-5, 4-0 in conference, Region 2 Champions and District C Runner-Ups, and finished 13th in the NJCAA Division I final poll. While at Seminole State Byrd coached 3 All-Region players, a Region 2 MVP, a NJCAA All-American, and was Region 2 Coach of the Year. Prior to Seminole State, Byrd served as Head Volleyball coach at Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Alabama for six seasons. At NW-SCC, Byrd posted a 179-69 overall record and a 74-15 conference record. Byrd coached 24 All-Region Team players, 15 ACCC State Tournament All-Tournament Team players, 3 ACCC State Tournament MVP’s, an ACCC Player of the Year, and a NJCAA All-American. Byrd was also named ACCC Coach of the Year twice as well as Region 22 and District P Coach of the Year three times. Prior to becoming the head volleyball coach, Byrd served one year as an assistant volleyball coach at NW-SCC for the 2004-05 season. Byrd has also served one year as head women’s volleyball coach at Bradshaw High School in Florence, Alabama. Byrd also was the Director for the NW-SCC Summer Volleyball camps and the Northwest Alabama Volleyball Club for girl’s ages13-18 years old during 2006-2010. Byrd also served as an instructor for the NW-SCC and UNA Volleyball Camps since the summer of 2000 and with Seward County Community College in 1998-2000.
As a player Byrd earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-state, MVP, outstanding blocker and hitter, Beaufort Gazette player of the week numerous times as well as female player of the year, and Female Athlete of the year at Battery Creek High School in Burton, South Carolina. Byrd was also selected to play for the USA Junior National Basketball Team. Byrd earned a scholarship to play at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas where she was selected NJCAA-I Second-Team All-American, a first team all-conference, first-team all-region, and all-tournament team at the NJCAA-1 national tournament. While at Seward, Byrd ranked first nationally in blocks (2.52 bpg) & fourth in the nation in hitting percentage (.472). Byrd went on to play for the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama and as a senior ranked third in the nation among middle blockers and was also selected to play in Europe for the USA Junior National Team. While at UNA, Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education Recreation (HPER) with an emphasis in Fitness Management and a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Human Performance. Byrd now resides in Palmetto, Florida with her husband Doug. They are the proud parents of one daughter Jordyn, and 2 sons, Jalen and Jamar