Aly Lilley, a former Trinity All-American, has completed five seasons as an assistant coach of the Trinity Tigers volleyball team, following the 2016 campaign. Coach Lilley has played a major role during her time as an assistant to head Coach Julie Jenkins. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 in the 2013 and 2014 campaigns.
Young players have benefitted from her experience, as she has coached the Bexar County Volleyball Academy, and Trinity University Volleyball Camps, directed by Coach Jenkins. Coach Lilley, from Baytown, Texas, held the position of interim director of Trinity’s Intramurals and Club Sports from December 2009 to May 2010. The versatile Coach Lilley was the director of volleyball operations and summer camps at Rice University, from August 2010 to July 2011. In the same time period, she coached the Texas Revolution Volleyball 18s Elite Team, with San Jacinto College Coach Sharon Nelson. Prior to returning to the Trinity campus in 2012, Coach Lilley was an assistant at Marietta (OH) College, a Division III institution.
Coach Lilley was an outstanding middle blocker for the Tigers from 2006-2009. The former Aly Hazelwood was elected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Team in 2009, as well as the All-South Region Team. Coach Lilley was also selected for the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Team in 2007 and 2009, and played on three SCAC Championship squads (2006, 2007, and 2008). The talented Coach Lilley contributed greatly to the Tigers’ 2006 and 2009 trips to the NCAA quarterfinals.
In the classroom, Coach Lilley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Trinity in 2009, with a minor in religion. She amassed a cumulative grade point average of 3.43, and was twice named to the Dean’s List. Coach Lilley was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, volunteered for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and volleyball’s Dig Pink (cancer awareness), among other programs. As a staff member, Coach Lilley serves as an adviser to Trinity’s current Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Coach Lilley started a family legacy, as her two sisters also were Tiger volleyball players. Her younger sister, Maddy Hazelwood ’11, was a standout from 2008 to 2011. The two sisters played on the same teams during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. A third Hazelwood sister, Audrey, graduated in May 2015.
On July 26, 2014, Coach Lilley married Michael Lilley in a ceremony held in San Antonio. They have a son, Spencer.