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Ole Miss Volleyball Adds Former Rebel as Volunteer Assistant

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

Ole Miss volleyball coach Steven McRoberts announced on Tuesday the addition of All-American Nakeyta Clair to his staff as a volunteer assistant.

Photo via Ole Miss Athletics.

“We are thrilled to have Nakeyta return to Oxford and join our staff,” McRoberts said. “She was an All-American player for us and can provide our team with knowledge not only on the court but about what comes after. I am excited to see her grow and learn as a coach.”

Clair was a four-year starter for the red and blue from 2012-15. She became the second All-American in program history and was a two-time All-SEC selection as well as an SEC All-Freshman honoree.

She went on to play professionally in Halmstad, Sweden before returning to begin coaching club squads and camps stateside. 

The Illinois native and former middle blocker exited Ole Miss as the leader in both single-season and career total blocks (130, 435), block solos (34, 102), and block assists (105, 333) — records she still holds today. She also ranks third all-time with 1,177 kills and holds the school record for career hitting percentage (.344).

“I am so happy to be back at my alma mater with a program I am so excited to work with and teach,” Clair said. 

McRoberts coached Clair in her final two seasons in Oxford. In her junior season on the floor, she set a then-program record with 366 kills and became the second player in the history of the program to record over 300 blocks in the rally scoring era.

The Ole Miss volleyball team returns to practice on Monday.


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