Lehocky Joins Pirates as Head Volleyball Coach

Alex Lehocky

ICC is proud to announce Alex Lehocky as the head volleyball coach for the Pirates. Lehocky will take over for Melissa Anderson who has been serving in a dual role as the athletic director and head volleyball coach for the past two seasons, and will move exclusively to serve as the Pirate’s AD.

“We are excited to welcome Alex to the Pirate family and the community of Independence. She is a former junior college student-athlete who believes in the mission of ICC. We are excited to see Coach Lehocky excel and grow off the traditions of Pirate Volleyball”, said Anderson.

Lehocky joins ICC after two seasons as the head coach at Minot State University, during her time 15 players were named to the NSIC All-Academic team. Before MSU, Coach Lehocky served as the head coach for three years at New Mexico Junior College where she started the program from scratch due to COVID-19 restrictions in the state of New Mexico the T-Birds did not compete during 2020. Over her two seasons of competition, she compiled a 38-29 overall record and led the Thunderbirds to the Region V West Tournament title match in the fall of 2021. At the same time, producing one Second Team All-American, six Region V All-Conference, two Region V Honorable Mention players, and 24 NJCAA individual Academic Award winners.

Lehocky started her college coaching journey as an assistant at Northeastern Junior College (Colo.) in 2015. While at NJC, she helped coach a team that upset the top-ranked team in the country and coached 2x Libero of the Year, and 3 All-Tournament and All-Region players. The following three seasons at Northeastern she continued to have success with athletes by helping coach the Region IX Freshmen of the Year (2016 & 2017), Region IX Player of the Year (2017 & 2018), Region IX Setter of the Year (2017 & 2018), Region IX tournament MVP (2018) multiple Region IX All-Region and All-Tournament players (2016, 2017, & 2018), 3 All-Americans (2017 & 2018), and coached under the 3x Region IX Coach of the Year (2016, 2017, & 2018).  She ended her time at Northeastern by winning the 2018 Region IX Championship and playing in the 2018 NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.   

A native of New Mexico, Lehocky was an Academic All-American player at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo., who after earning her associate degree, with honors, continued her college career at NCAA Division III Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire, playing one season as a middle blocker with the Owls.

Returning to Colorado, she earned her Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Colorado Mesa, with honors, in December of 2013, then received her Master's in Kinesiology, with honors, in 2017 from A.T. Still University (Ariz.) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

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