Coach Alax Battin joined Black Hawk College in December 2018 as the Braves head volleyball coach. She played volleyball for four years at Moline High School, graduating in 2013.
She began her coaching career in 2013 for a Sherrard High School club team while she was a student-athlete at Black Hawk College. She played two seasons for the Braves, leading the team in kills and blocks, serving as team captain her sophomore year and making the All-Conference first team.
Battin was the freshman coach at Alleman High School in 2015 and the freshman and JV coach at Orion High School in 2016.
She currently is the head coach of the sophomore team at Moline and assists with the freshman and varsity teams.
Battin also coaches for Platform Elite Volleyball Club. For the last five club seasons, she has coached or assisted at a variety of age levels ranging from kindergarteners to 18-year-olds.