The Southfield Christian Athletic Department would like to announce the hiring of Alisha Love as the 8th Head Coach of the Lady Eagle Varsity Volleyball Program. Coach Love brings 38 years of coaching experience including 998 career match wins and 17 coach of the year honors. She began her coaching career at Schoolcraft College where she was an assistant for four years before taking over as the head coach at Clarenceville High School. While at Clarenceville Coach Love helped lead the Trojan Volleyball program to 8 league titles, 5 MHSAA district titles and 2 MHSAA regional titles. She then made a 5 year stop at Southfield High where she won 3 conferences titles, 4 MHSAA district titles and a MHSAA regional title. Coach Love also spent a year at Chandler Park High School and coached at Southfield A & T. She has been very active coaching at the AAU level and is co-owner of Skillz Finest TNC Inc. Coach Love was also the coach of the 2006 Michigan High School All State East Squad.
Coach Love played her high school volleyball at Detroit Henry Ford where she was a 4 year starter and captain. She accepted a scholarship to play volleyball at North Carolina State University and later came home to play at Schoolcraft College where she helped them win the 1988 NJCAA National Title. Coach Love has been married to her husband Michael for over 35 years and they have 4 adult children, Michael Jr., Aaron, Andrew and Amanda along with 2 grandchildren.
Coach Love takes over for Mike Van Dyke who leaves the program as the 2nd all-time winningest coach with 176 wins. During his 9 year tenure the Lady Eagles won 2 MIAC conference titles, 5 MHSAA district titles, 3 MHSAA regional titles and made back-to-back appearances in the MHSAA state semifinals. Next year will be the 42nd year of Lady Eagle Volleyball which has amassed 15 MIAC conferences titles, 16 MHSAA district titles, 3 MHSAA regional titles and 2 MHSAA semifinal appearances.