LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech volleyball named Alýce Peters Director of Volleyball Operations, promoting her from the position of volunteer assistant coach, on Friday.

Peters came to Tech in 2014, coming over midseason after a stint in Europe, playing professionally. This will be her ninth year on a coaching staff at any level.

Peters attended Nicholls State, where she played volleyball and ran track, before graduating from Texas State, in 2009. Peters went on to become a graduate assistant at Angelo State in 2012. During that time, Angelo State rose to a top-10 national ranking in Division II, won its conference, placed second at Regionals and had three players earn All-American honors. Peters earned her Master's degree in Student Development and Leadership For Higher Education, in 2013.

From there, Peters was hired as an assistant coach at Arizona Western College. During her time there, the Matadors climbed to as high as No. 11 in the Division-I Junior College polls, won their conference, district and region. The matadors also appeared in the NJCAA Volleyball Tournament.

"It is great to have Alýce start as the Director of Operations for the volleyball program," Texas Tech head coach Don Flora said. "She has an inside knowledge of the team members and the rhythm of the Texas Tech volleyball program. Over this past year she has been very diligent with key projects that helped move the program forward. Having an eye for details and a passion for this program made it clear that Alýce was a good fit for this role. We continue to move in a positive way toward our program goals. We are now ready for the 2015 season and it is nice to have the staff all in place."

Peters hails from Pleasanton, Texas, and is the daughter of Tim and Roxanne Peters. She has two brothers: August and Lucas.