Alexa Keckler

Alexa Keckler

June 7, 2022

Coaching Philosophy: To create a fun learning environment where my players will develop a strong foundational skill set, a team-first mentality, and a coachable attitude.

Best Volleyball Moment:  Winning the 1996 and 1997 NJCAA Region Title and competing in the NJCAA National Tournament.  The memories I have from training and competing and traveling across the country with such wonderful players is very special. 

My Life in Sports: I started playing volleyball in middle school along with basketball and softball.  My passion was definitely in volleyball though.  My primary position(s) was Middle and Setter (wild I know).  As a senior and 3 time all area first team selection, I was named Washington County Player of the Year.  I went on to play two years at Hagerstown Community College where we won two regional titles and competed nationally in the NJCAA National tournament.  I also received All-American Status as a sophomore.  I finished my playing career at Trevecca Nazarene University where I received All Academic Honors both junior and senior year and helped to kick-start an up and coming program at the time.  Following earning my masters in Human Performance, I took the Head Coaching position at Gettysburg College from 2005-2009 where we won a Centennial Conference Championship and averaged 20+ wins yearly.  Following Gettysburg, I spent 2010-2018 at rival institution Muhlenberg College where the program went from 6 wins in 2010 to averaging 20 wins yearly from 2013 until I left in 2018.  In 2018, I made the move to Lehigh University where I am currently the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.

When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball:  You could find me carpooling my kids to all their sporting events or supporting my husband’s college basketball team the Drew Rangers.  I also am pretty social and enjoy spending time with my family and friends and doing projects around the house.

Favorite subject in school: My favorite subject in school was definitely Anatomy and Physiology.  I had one of the most inspiring professors at HCC, she made learning about the body so exciting that I ended up pursuing a degree in Human Performance.

Favorite Book: My most favorite book is “The Energy Bus” by  Jon Gordon.  I am a huge believer in energy exchange and I love that this book really focuses on how our perspective can completely change our results.

Favorite Movie: This is such a hard one!  I am a sucker for any Disney movie.  I could watch all of them over and over again.  Outside of Disney movies, I would have to go with a top 3 – Shawshank Redemption, How to lose a guy in 10 days, and Sweet Home Alabama.

Favorite Quote: “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.”

Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With:  Jesus. 

Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: You probably don’t know that I grew up in a coaching family, the gym was literally my second home.  My father is a long-time high school basketball coach that is still one of the winningest coaches in the state of MD.  I am also the wife of a very successful College Basketball Coach and I was a 3-sport athlete.  (volleyball, basketball, and Track & Field)