Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Allison Napier
Allison Napier

Assistant Coach

Fourth Year

Alma Mater:
Arizona, 2002

Former Wildcat standout Allison Napier enters her fourth season as an assistant coach at Arizona, where she will assist in recruiting and the day-to-day team operations both on and off the court.

Napier ended her career at Arizona with 1,008 kills in 110 matches, averaging 2.86 kills and 1.55 digs per game over four seasons as an outside hitter. She helped lead Arizona to a Sweet 16 appearance in 1999 as a junior, and the school's first Elite Eight finish her senior season in 2000 as a First Team All-Pac-10 honoree. She led the Wildcats in 2000 with 440 kills and a 4.04 kills per game average, the fifth best single season mark in school history.

After her playing days at Arizona, Napier played professionally in Puerto Rico during the 2001 season for Indias Mayaguez, and was selected as an All-Star.

Napier earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from UA in 2002, and spent two years working for ELLE Magazine in New York as a publishing assistant. Before taking over as an assistant coach at Arizona, Napier was the public relations coordinator for TSE Cashmere.