By Christine Swanda
Woodbridge High School’s Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball coach, Mr. Calhoun, announced his retirement from coaching in November, at the end of the 2016 Girls’ Volleyball season, after completing over 20 successful high school seasons in multiple sports at Woodbridge High.
Many applied for the newly opened position, but after much consideration, the responsibility was handed to Girls’ Volleyball assistant coach, Mr. Jacovinich.
Coach Calhoun is not worried about Coach J taking over and believes he will do a great job. “The program has been successful in improving every season, and I feel he had the knowledge and the drive to make them even better,” he said.
Coach J played two years of volleyball in high school as an outside hitter. He feels prepared to take over the program. “Coach Calhoun has helped me tremendously over the past two seasons to get me ready for this amazing opportunity,” he said.
Although the players will have to adapt to a new coach, they should find success if they work together. “It will depend on how much the players want it, during practice and matches,” said Coach Calhoun.
Senior and opposite hitter for the team, Connor Penrod, said, “I think it can be a pretty successful season. Before Coach Calhoun, we never really had a true volleyball coach, so last year we really learned how to mature as players and develop our skills. Now, we know that this year is about executing, and I think we have the talent to be successful.”
“I am looking forward to running the program the way I want to and proving I am worthy of a head coaching position,” Coach Jaconvinich said.
Between the players and the new well prepared coach, the team should be able to reach its full potential.