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Blaire Hiler Season 2024

Blaire Hiler
Director of Operations
(225) 578-7800
New Washington, Ohio
Alma Mater
Kentucky (2011)

Blaire Hiler joined LSU Volleyball as the Director of Volleyball Operations in 2017. In her position, she oversees all day-to-day operations of the Tiger program, including the program’s budget, practice and match schedules, compliance, team travel, equipment, and community service outreach. She also serves as the liaison to all departments that touch the volleyball program. Blaire serves as the Camp Director for Tonya Johnson Volleyball Camps.

She was previously a project manager at Sam’s Club Corporate, where she supported the Vice President. During her time there, she created an organizational structure in multiple business segments, managed a large budget by preparing expense and travel arrangement reports, and developed strategic relationships inside and outside of the organization, allowing her to work with a successful team.

Prior to her position at Sam’s Club, Hiler was the Director of Volleyball Operations at the University of Arkansas. Under her former coach, Robert Pulliza, Hiler oversaw the program’s day-to-day operations, managing administrative and marketing objectives for summer camps, arranging the team’s travel schedule, including hotels, meals, and practices, mentoring incoming and current student-athletes, and serving as the liaison between the volleyball team and the entire University of Arkansas Athletics Department.

A four-year starter at the University of Kentucky from 2007-10, Hiler played for Craig Skinner and established career highs during her senior campaign, and concluded her career with 738 kills, 180 blocks, and 19 aces. During her playing career with the Wildcats, Hiler helped Kentucky to four NCAA Tournament appearances and was a major key in their run to the regional semifinals in 2009. She finished her college career with four all-tournament selections.

Shortly after she finished her playing career, Hiler became a Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach with Ozark Juniors in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She coached there for five seasons in conjunction with her roles at the University of Arkansas and Sam’s Club Corporate.

As a prep player, Hiler was a four-year letterwinner at Buckeye Central High School in Ohio. In her senior year, she recorded 470 kills and also set a school record in career blocks. Hiler was a three-time all-state honoree. She also played basketball, where she earned all-district and all-conference distinctions. Hiler was inducted into the Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2024.

The New Washington, Ohio native is the daughter of Jerry Hiler and Amber Christy. She has two siblings, Nate Hiler and Bryce Christy.