After 30 years of coaching the Stephen F. Austin volleyball team, head coach Debbie Humphreys has now made it a family business. Her daughter, Regan Humphreys, fulfilled her lifelong dream of signing to play under her mother as a Ladyjack on Wednesday.
“Playing for my mom will be tough but I think it will be fun,” said Regan. “That's what I'm used to. She's the coach that I'm used to. I've known I wanted to go to SFA for a long time. It's just what I've been around. I’ve seen all the girls come through the program and I've always wanted to be one of those people.”
Regan is a four-year letterwinner at Central Heights and is a two-time District MVP, a two-time Setter of the Year and was named All-State her senior season.
Regan has proven that she can play and knows exactly what she's getting herself into as she's basically been raised at the gym with her mom.
Central Heights volleyball coach, Brittany Castledine, can attest to that. Castledine is an SFA alumni who also played for Debbie.
“It's exciting because she's going to SFA. I grew up at SFA. I've watched her grow from being a year old whenever I first came into the program,” said Castledine. “It doesn't surprise me because her and her brother were peppering off to the side every day at practice. Volleyball is a culture in their family. I think it's a phenomenal situation that she gets to go play for her mother and be a part of a program that she has known her whole life.”
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