High school hires new head volleyball coach
The Tonganoxie school board Monday night approved Tiffany Parker as Tonganoxie High School's new volleyball coach.
Parker, a recent University of Kansas graduate, played for the Jayhawks. Last season she was an assistant coach at Lawrence High School, Tonganoxie Superintendent Richard Erickson said.
He said that, among other things, he was impressed that she had played at a major university in a major conference. Erickson said he hoped she would start getting to know her team immediately.
"I'm very excited for her to get started right away visiting with the girls," Erickson said. "I'm sure she'll work hard to establish the program."
That is hard for a team to do when the school replaces its coach every year.
But Erickson said, this time, he was confident the board had made the right selection when it chose Parker as the new coach.
"Obviously, we wanted someone we feel can come in and re-establish the strong volleyball tradition at Tonganoxie High School," he said. "We felt she had the credentials."
Parker is the fourth head volleyball coach the school has hired in as many years.
Also at the meeting, the board hired Steve Hughes as an assistant track coach. Hughes teaches industrial arts at the high school.
The board also voted to add another assistant baseball coach position.