Shelbylynn Adair

  • Shelbylynn
  • Adair

  • Volleyball Associate Head Coach

Shelbylynn Adair joined the Virginia Tech volleyball staff in 2006 and is entering her 11th season with head coach Chris Riley and the Hokies.

Adair oversees the recruitment efforts for the program. Since joining the staff, the Hokies have had three first team All-ACC honorees, including three-time winners, Felicia Willoughby and Cara Baarendse. Six players have earned spots on the All-Freshman team and Willoughby was named Freshman of the Year in 2007. In addition, Willoughby (2008, 2009, 2010) and Baarendse (2010, 2011) have earned multiple All-America honors.

Prior to coming to Tech, Adair worked with current Tech head coach Chris Riley at Towson University as an assistant. While with the Tigers, she helped lead the program to a 28-7 finish in 2005.

In 2004, Adair worked as an assistant at UMBC. The Retrievers went 13-18 overall and 4-10 in the America East, finishing seventh in the league that year. She briefly took over as interim head coach before being hired at Towson.

Adair played both basketball and volleyball as an undergraduate for the George Mason Patriots before finishing her final year of volleyball eligibility as a graduate student at Georgia State University.

At Georgia State, she led the Panthers to the 2003 Atlantic Sun Conference championship game and led the team with 3.46 kills per game. The Panthers ended the season 27-8 overall and 9-1 in the conference.

Adair tallied 688 career kills in three seasons at George Mason. She was Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 1999 and was the only freshman to earn second-team All-CAA honors that year. She also lettered in basketball, scoring 719 career points.

Adair coached at Georgia State for eight months as a graduate assistant following her final year of eligibility and served as an assistant coach for the Metro Volleyball Club in Fairfax, Va., between November 2001 and May 2002.

A Valrico, Fla., native, Adair is married to Virginia Tech women's soccer head coach Chugger Adair.

Chugger and Shelbylynn have two children, Callie and Austin.