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Coach McLure Bio
Samantha McLure was named Head Volleyball Coach for the Apaches in August 2006. Currently the Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Education instructor, McLure is in her 12th year with the Apaches.
Since being named Head Coach, the Apaches have won three state championships in 2006, 2009, and 2010. The program was named Women’s Sports team of the Year in 2009 by the San Antonio Express-News, advanced to the State tournament four years (2008, 2011, 2014, 2016) and advanced to the regional tournament 10 of the last 11 years. Coach McLure was awarded TAPPS Coach of the year 2010-2011. Last season (2017) Coach McLure joined the Track and Field team as the High Jump coach.
Before coming to Antonian, McLure coached volleyball at Incarnate Word High School (2003-2005) where the team reached the TAPPS State tournament in 2004 and 2005.
Graduating from Devine High School, McLure competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. Attending Texas Lutheran University after high school to play volleyball, McLure played defensive specialist (98-99’). McLure was named defensive player of the year (99’). Finishing her education at the University of Texas San Antonio, McLure earned her Bachelor’s of Science in kinesiology and later her Master’s of Education- Sports Administration and Coaching from Concordia University Austin.
Since 2012 Coach McLure has been involved with USA Volleyball by coaching with the USA High-Performance Volleyball Program. Also coaching with Texas Juniors Volleyball Club, McLure has advanced both boys and girls volleyball teams to the USA Junior National Tournament. Always excited about each new year, Coach McLure looks forward to working with both parents and students for a memorable year.