Brings a vast amount of coaching experience to the Warrior program

Published in the June 1, 2017 edition.


WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High varsity girls’ volleyball team has a new head coach, the second in the program’s short history as Alexandra “Sasha” Duprey has been appointed to the position.

Duprey takes over for Nicole Trudeau, who resigned last fall after four seasons as varsity head coach.

The newly appointed Warrior coach met with the players on Tuesday.

Duprey attended Gordon College from 2008-12 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Sport and Wellness. She had a Grade Point Average of 3.27 in Sports Studies Concentration with a minor in Psychology.

While at Gordon, Duprey played varsity women’s volleyball from ‘08-’10 and varsity women’s softball from ‘09-’10.

Duprey is currently the Volleyball Director at  Danvers Indoor Sports and has been at that position since February 2014. She is also the Assistant Club Director at Avidity Volleyball Club in Marblehead, a position she has held since November 2014.

She was also an assistant volleyball coach at Gordon College from March 2016 through November 2016.

Duprey’s additional Head Volleyball coaching positions include:

• Avidity Volleyball Club U14-U16 in Marblehead.

• Georgetown High School Varsity + JV in Georgetown.

• Celebration High School – JV Celebration, FL.

• Capital Region Volleyball Club U16 – U18 in Concord, NH.

The new Warrior coach’s additional assistant volleyball coaching positions include:

• Salem High School – Varsity – Salem.

• Orlando Volleyball Academy – U15 – Orlando, FL.

• Celebration High School – Varsity – Celebration, FL.

Duprey’s extensive volleyball background was a major factor in Brendan Kent, K-12 Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness for the Wakefield Public Schools, wanting her to get appointed to the position. Duprey has accepted the job and is now getting ready for the fall season which begins in late August with the preseason practices and scrimmages.

“I’m excited. She is a good role model and she will be good for the program,” said Kent. “She also wants to start a youth volleyball program here in Wakefield. I’ve always been big on middle school sports. She’ll be looking to get a volleyball team formed and teach the players the game which is so important.”


Kent is also seeking a replacement for cheerleading head coach Marissa Kelleher. Kelleher is stepping down as head coach for personal reasons, but would still like to be involved with the program in some capacity.

Kent is currently interviewing candidates and hopes to have a new coach appointed sometime next week.