MONTGOMERY - Former LSU and United States national player Penny Lucas-White has been named Alabama State volleyball coach, Athletic Director Stacy Danley announced Friday.

Lucas-White will be officially introduced at 1 p.m. Monday.

“We are elated to get someone of Penny’s pedigree to lead our volleyball program,” Danley said. “Her extensive career as a player collegiately and professionally, along with her head coaching experience, was very attractive to us. We remain committed to hiring the best coaches, and look forward to Lucas-White elevating the Alabama State volleyball team to a championship level.”

Lucas-White played at LSU from 1980-83 and as a professional domestically and internationally from 1984-91 and in 1997. She was a member of the USA national volleyball team in 1985-86.

She has spent 19 seasons as a coach, 15 as a college head coach (Memphis 1991-95, Air Force Academy 1996-2009).

“I am so excited and honored about the new position at Alabama State University, with its rich history and tradition,” Lucas-White said. “I am thankful to the ASU administration for granting me this opportunity. I look forward to having a positive and productive experience with our student-athletes and moving our program to the next level.”

Lucas-White earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors, as well as the MVP award, in her first season playing at LSU.