By: McKenzie Knott
As of the 2017-2018 school year the Seneca Valley girls volleyball team is now going on their fourth varsity coach since 2011. As a player myself, it’s not something that is easy to deal with. As every coach comes and goes you have to learn their different teaching skills, as well as just getting to know or even trust that person, and it can be frustrating.
Seneca does not have the best volleyball program, and this turns a lot of coaches away. They want to coach a good team or one that wins a lot, but it’s hard when no one believes in you enough to stick with coaching at your school. Also as a school program we don’t get a lot of money, and a lot of coaches may not want to coach where there aren’t updated resources.
Back in the 2015-2016 school year we had a coach that stuck with Seneca for quite some time. He coached girls varsity, as well as coed and boys volleyball in the spring. Things were going pretty good with him, he got along with the players and as a team they weren’t doing too bad. When the summer came though he left and they didn’t have a volleyball coach and didn’t even know if they had a team anymore.
Luckily for the teams, two of the math teachers stepped up, and they were able to make up both a JV and Varsity team. Sadly, after that one year of coaching they didn’t see themselves doing it any more. With this in mind the girls were unsure again if they would even have a team or not.
At the end of last year they were able to find a coach for this year’s team but even then the underclassmen are uncertain on whether or not they’ll have a coach next year or even the years to come. It would just really be nice to have someone who believes in the team and is willing to stick around and help the team grow as better players.