Blair Greenwood begins his third season as assistant volleyball coach at Lamar University, taking over the position on June 15, 2011.
Greenwood came to Lamar after a successful three-year stint at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri, where he served as an assistant in both the men's and women's volleyball programs. Greenwood also spent the 2011 season as the interim head coach for the men's team, leading the Trojans to a 12-17 record and six victories over NAIA top-10 opponents.
"I wanted someone with an aggressive mentality on the court and on the recruiting trail," Gibert said. "Blair brings the combination of maturity and aggressiveness that can make the difference between us finishing third in the conference or winning the title.
"I really like his work ethic, not to mention that he is from Texas and really familiar with the recruiting landscape. He should have a jump on knowing the schools that will be on our schedule and the schools that we will be recruiting."
While at Hannibal, Greenwood helped the Lady Trojans improve in each of his three seasons. The team finished 8-26 the season before his arrival, before finishing 15-22, 17-19 and 19-12 over the next three years.
Greenwood, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor in 2006 and a master's degree in 2008, also spent a year as an assistant at Hill College and three years working with the Waco Juniors club volleyball teams.
"This was a really good opportunity to come close to home and step up to a higher level of competition," said Greenwood on why he was attracted to Lamar. "Lamar has been a very competitive program, and I'm really excited to hit the ground running and help continue the success that Lamar has enjoyed."
A native of Houston, Greenwood graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2002. He and the former Kelly Schlack married in June of 2008, and welcomed his first child, Riley, into the world on April 22, 2013.