Board of Directors

Penny Lucas-WhitePenny Lucas-White

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Alabama State University


Penny Lucas-White, a former USA national player, completed her 13th season as Alabama State University’s head volleyball coach in the 2023-24 calendar year, achieving 1,000 matches coached.

Under her guidance, the team has consistently excelled, winning the regular season crown in 2022 and going undefeated in conference play in 2023. Lucas-White has coached notable milestones, including multiple players reaching impressive benchmarks.

Beyond coaching, Lucas-White has upgraded the team’s non-conference schedule to face top teams nationally, emphasizing success both on and off the court. Her coaching expertise draws from an illustrious playing career and international coaching experience.

Lucas-White’s impact extends to her community involvement and achievements as a coach. She has been recognized with four Coach of the Year awards and has led teams to eight conference championships. Her commitment to academic excellence is evident in her teams’ achievements, with a focus on education highlighted by the Large Team Academic Award.

Her diverse coaching experience includes successful stints at Memphis and the Air Force Academy. As a player, she earned All-SEC honors at LSU and played professionally in the USA and Europe. Notably, Lucas-White played for the USA National Volleyball Team in the 1985 NORCECA Games.

In addition to her coaching accolades, Lucas-White served as a special envoy to China’s Sichuan Province, contributing to volleyball clinics for children affected by an earthquake. Her commitment to the sport and community has left an enduring legacy.

Penny is a WCA #5 graduate.