Austin Albers wraps up his fourth season with Laramie County Community College after leading the Golden Eagles to four straight 25-win seasons. The team finished the 2017 campaign with a 34-8 record on their way to the program’s second all-time Region IX North regular season title and its first ever Region IX North Conference Tournament Championship. The Golden Eagles earned a 2017 NJCAA DI National Championship berth and finished the season with a #10 ranking at the national tournament. In addition to their success on the court, the Golden Eagles have also been recognized for the last two years as an Honorable Mention for the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Award.
During his time at LCCC, Albers has led the program to a 113-48 overall record and the highest win percentage of any head coach in program history. Since taking the reins in 2014, Albers has helped produce one Region IX North Player of the Year, two Region IX North Setters of the Year, one Region IX North Freshman of the Year, one NJCAA D1 National Player of the Week, eleven Region IX All-Region Honorees, fourteen WCCAC All-Conference Honorees and fourteen Region IX North All-Tournament Team Honorees. Albers received the AVCA 30 Under Thirty Award in 2016 which recognizes the top thirty up-and-coming coaches under thirty years of age in the entire country. He was also recognized as the Region IX North Coach of the Year, the WCCAC Coach of the Year, and the NJCAA DI District C Coach of the Year in 2017.
Albers came to LCCC from Sheridan College where he served as an assistant volleyball coach for two seasons, as well as one season as the interim head men's soccer coach. At Sheridan, Albers assisted in leading the team to a fourth place finish in the Region IX North Conference Tournament in 2013. Before his time at Sheridan College, he was an assistant volleyball coach at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. While at BHSU, Albers was part of the coaching staff that helped lead the team to its second straight NAIA National Tournament appearance before making the transition to NCAA Division II.
Albers has been surrounded by athletics in general and volleyball in particular his entire life. His father was the head volleyball coach at Black Hills State University, and Albers played collegiate soccer for Western Nebraska Community College.
Albers graduated with honors from Black Hills State University in May of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science management and a minor in athletic coaching. Albers resides in Cheyenne with his wife Maggie.