Assistant Coach, Volleyball
After completing her collegiate career as a second-team All-American and the captain of Washington University's 2009 National Championship team, Erin Albers returns to Washington University in St. Louis as a first-year assistant coach in 2012.
As a middle hitter for the Bears from 2006-09, Albers accumulated 1,050 kills and a .350 career hitting percentage. She helped lead WU to three NCAA Division III Championship match appearances, including winning the 2007 and 2009 National Championships. Albers led Washington U. in hitting percentage during each of the national championship seasons (.351 in 2007, .338 in 2009), and also led the team in blocks (129) in 2007. Her career totals of 104 solo blocks (seventh), 268 block assists (eighth) and 372 total blocks (ninth) all rank in the top-10 in school history.
A three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Central Region first-team honoree (2007-09), Albers also received All-America honors each of her final three seasons. After being named to the AVCA All-America honorable mention in 2007, she received third-team All-America accolades in 2008 and finished her career with second-team honors in 2009. Albers was also a three-time all-UAA honoree for the Bears, including earning first-team honors in 2008 and 2009.
Albers was a four-year letterwinner at Althoff Catholic High School, leading the Crusaders to a fourth-place finish at state in 2003 and a third-place finish in 2004. She has been working in human resources since graduating from Washington University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and psychology in 2010.
After graduating from Washington U., Albers spent the 2010 season as the freshman head coach and varsity assistant at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Ill. She coached the Southwest Illinois Volleyball Club 14's in 2011, and added another year of experience as the assistant coach of the St. Louis CYC Volleyball Club 17's.