Texas College is pleased to announce that Sonora Armstrong has been named Head Volleyball Coach. With experience in both coaching and playing the game, Armstrong’s level of expertise and energy is exactly what is needed to steer Texas College Volleyball in a new direction.
“We are excited to welcome Coach Armstrong to Steer Country,” noted Randy Butler, Director of Athletics. “Coach Armstrong brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, dedication, and leadership that will translate well with the new direction for the Lady Steers.”
Most recently, Armstrong served as the Head Coach of Tyler’s Infinity Volleyball Club, a select volleyball organization in East Texas. In addition to her head coaching duties, she also served as the Special Skills Coordinator, as well as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the organization. Prior to these roles, Armstrong served as Head Volleyball Coach for East Texas Christian Academy, as well as an assistant volleyball coach for Grace Community Schools, both located in Tyler.
Aside from Armstrong’s coaching experience, her tenure as a player is notable itself. As a high school student-athlete at Chapel Hill High School in Tyler, she was a standout volleyball player, which earned her a volleyball scholarship to Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, an NCAA Division I volleyball program, where she lettered all four years in volleyball.
Armstrong is a native of Tyler, Texas. She holds the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas.
Having only joined the College less than one month ago, Armstrong has impressively secured numerous volleyball recruits for the upcoming 2023 season, many of which hail from East Texas. Her knowledge of the game, enthusiasm, and expertise is sure to inject exciting new life and a competitive edge into the volleyball program. Texas College excitedly welcomes Sonora Armstrong.