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Haltom High School Alum hired as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Purdue University

Ainise Havili

Ainise Havili, Haltom High School class of 2014 alum, was hired as the assistant volleyball coach at Purdue University. 

Havili, a three-time AVCA All-American with the Kansas Jayhawks, joins the Purdue staff as the volunteer assistant coach. During her time as a Jayhawk (2014–17), Havili became the first player in Big 12 Conference history to be named Big 12 Setter of the Year. Additionally, Havili's success led to four First Team All-Big 12 and AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team accolades and culminated in becoming Kansas' All-Time Assists leader.


Following her collegiate career, Havili played overseas from 2019–21 for the Allianz MTV Stuttgart in Germany (2019–2020) and Karayolları Spor Kulübü in Turkey (2020–21) before returning stateside. Since then, the former setter served as an assistant coach for the Texas Image Volleyball Club while working for Signature Consultants as a recruiter. 


Havili graduated from Kansas in May 2018 with a bachelor of science in sports management and earned a master's in marketing from the University of Arizona in 2019 while competing for the Wildcats' beach volleyball team. 


Congratulations Ainise! #WeAreBirdvilleISD