Aubrey Marsellis was named as Director of Volleyball Operations in May of 2016 following a four-year playing career at Austin Peay.
Marsellis capped off her time as a Lady Governor by ranking seventh in career assists (2,044) and 16th in total blocks (183). In her senior season she recorded 576 assists (5.33 assists/set), 160 digs (1.48 digs/set), 63 total blocks (48 assisted blocks) and 20 service aces as she earned Most Valuable Player honors.
Marsellis received a pair of All-Tournament accolades during her career at Austin Peay. The first came at the Akron Invitational where she finished with 107 assists and seven service aces in a series of matches against Drake, Binghamton, Bryant and Akron on Sept. 5-6, 2014. Two weeks later, in the UT Invitational which featured Tennessee, Montana State, Mercer and Memphis, she guided the Lady Governors to three wins while posting 150 assists, 23 digs and 11 assisted blocks. She was an instrumental part of Austin Peay posting a three-set victory over the Vols by scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-23.
Marsellis was a standout in the classroom, graduating Magna Cum Laude en route to earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications along with a minor in psychology. She was recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Commissioner’s Honor Roll during all four years (2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16) for her achievement of maintaining at least a 3.25 GPA.
Along with being honored by the OVC, she appeared on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll eight times, Dean’s List seven times and the President’s List on three occasions.
A native of Springdale, Arkansas, Marsellis served as the head coach for the New South Volleyball Club, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, for three years from 2013 through 2015. Instrumental in the inauguration of the program, she conducted daily practices with individuals ranging in age from nine to 18, serving as the coach for the 17 year olds for one season and with the 15 year olds in both 2014 and 2015. Two of those individuals, Shayla Smith (middle blocker) and Abby Anderson (setter) reached the collegiate ranks at Bethel University and King University, respectively.