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Former Red Raider Joins Volleyball Staff




July 14, 2000

LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Texas Tech volleyball player Lacy Brewer will serve as a volunteer assistant for the upcoming season, as announced by Red Raider head coach Jeff Nelson this week.

Brewer, formerly Lacy Nye, played four seasons as an outside hitter for Texas Tech from 1993-96, ending her career with 1,005 kills and 912 digs for the Red Raiders. She became the first Tech volleyball player ever selected to play in the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1994, leading the North team to the bronze medal.

"Lacy's very high-spirited and is an up person," Nelson said. "We needed someone like that. It's exciting to have her back with the program."

The former Red Raider has spent the last two seasons in her hometown of El Paso, Texas, serving as the junior varsity head coach and the varsity assistant coach at her alma mater, Eastwood High School, during the 1999-2000 school year. EHS won the district championship this past season before losing in the first round of the area playoffs.

Brewer was responsible for the seventh and eighth grade volleyball squads at Eastwood Middle School during the 1998-99 school year, with both teams winning district championships.

Nye's name appears throughout the Red Raider record book, leading the squad in kills, kills per game and total attacks during the 1994 campaign. She also ranks in the Top 10 in career matches played, games played, assist blocks, assists and kills.

The four-year letterwinner played in three career NCAA postseason matches, accounting for 37 kills, as the Red Raiders posted a 1-2 mark in those contests. She was also selected to all-tournament teams at the Sun Devil Invitational in 1994, the Sheraton Inn/Red Raider Classic in 1995, and the NW Arkansas Times Invitational in 1996.

"I'm really excited to back here in Lubbock," Brewer said. "It's great to be a part of this program once again."

Brewer is married to former Tech baseball player Ryan Brewer, who earned letters in 1995 and 1996 as a member of coach Larry Hays squad.



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