Kasey Laird, a 2008 graduate of Cabrini High School, has been named head volleyball coach for Cabrini.
Laird earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Millsaps, and a Masters of Science, Kinesiology with a Coaching Education Emphasis from Georgia Southern University.
As a student at Millsap’s College she was a member of both the Volleyball and Track and Field teams. She was named to the Volleyball Leadership Team, MVP, Captain, All Conference Team, Millsaps All-Tournament Team, UT Tyler All-Tournament Team, and Conference Player of the Year. Additionally, as a member of the Track Team she won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC)/SAA Discus Throw three consecutive years, and the SAA Shot Put Throw. She was a member of the Track Leadership Team for three consecutive years, Team Captain, received the Leadership Award, and was named to the SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
She served as Student Body Senator and was named to Who’s Who in Academia. She was a SCAC Representative, a member of the Circle K Organization, Sigma Lambda service leadership honorary fraternity, Omicron Kappa Delta leadership fraternity, Beta Beta Beta biology honorary fraternity, parliamentarian, alumni chair, house chair, Pan Hellenic Committee, public relations committee, and voted outstanding chapter member of Phi Mu fraternity.
In 2014, she became the Assistant Volleyball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas, positions she held in 2013-14 at Milsaps as well as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach position.
A four-year letter winner in volleyball at Cabrini, Laird was a three-time all-district selection, earning Division II MVP honors in 2008. Laird led the Crescents to the state title in 2007 in Division II volleyball and state playoff appearances each of the other three years. She was named to the 2008 Louisiana Volleyball All-Star Team.
Laird lettered four years in track and field and three years in basketball at Cabrini, helping to lead her Crescent basketball team to the state playoffs twice and the track team three times. She was second place finisher in the discus and took third place in the shot put at the 2008 Louisiana State meet. In addition to her athletic prowess, Laird was a member of the National Honor Society and president of Key Club.
Her appointment is effective immediately.