Alisha Fransted appointed head volleyball coach at Saint Joseph High School
Alisha Fransted, a former Bethel College volleyball player with extensive coaching and operations experience on the collegiate level, has been appointed head volleyball coach at Saint Joseph High School.
“I’m thrilled to announce the hiring of Alisha as our next volleyball coach. She brings a wealth of coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels, and our players will certainly benefit from her experiences. She is passionate about the sport and about helping and serving others,” said athletic director, Deb Brown.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be named the next head coach for Saint Joseph volleyball. I would like to thank Mr. John Kennedy, Deb Brown, and the entire search committee for this incredible opportunity, and their belief in me. It was clear from the moment I walked around the school and met all the quality people who are committed to excellence, that this is a special place that I wanted to be a part of. I am looking forward to empowering these young women to be successful in their athletic careers, their academics and their lives after high school,” stated Fransted.
Fransted earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management from Bethel, where she starred in both volleyball and track. She earned all-conference honors in volleyball and ranks first in aces per set in a single season. She was a two-time NCCAA indoor and outdoor high jump national champion and an NAIA All-American, both indoor and outdoor in 2003 and 2004.
After graduating, Fransted coached for one year at Trinity High School in South Bend, and then served as an assistant coach at Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee for two years. She then became director of operations for the Notre Dame volleyball team, assisting for five years with video exchange, team travel, summer camp logistics, recruiting visits, game management and other responsibilities.
Fransted worked for 2 years at Tennessee State University serving as an assistant coach for one year and an academic adviser for another. She was also an assistant coach for one season at Saint Mary’s College. For the past 13 years she has coached summer camps at Notre Dame, Purdue, Minnesota, Bethel, Saint Mary’s and Tennessee State.
Since 2015, Fransted has taught English at Riley High School and served as head coach of the volleyball and girls track teams.
A graduate of Rochester (Indiana) High School, she earned four letters each in volleyball, basketball and track and field and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2011.