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For the third time in as many seasons, the Williamstown High School volleyball team opened practice with a new coach.
At the helm this season is Kim Anglin, who replaces Kelli Lee. Lee resigned her position at the conclusion of last season and is the new coach at Grant County High School.
"I have big shoes to fill, but the girls and coaches have promised each other that we will work hard," said Anglin.
Anglin acknowledged feeling "nervous" about being the new coach as she has been around the sport for five days.
"It feels good to be the new coach. This is the first time I have coached volleyball, but it is going good. The girls were apprehensive at first, but I told them to trust me as a coach and they are doing that. The girls are working hard, have positive attitudes and are aggressive about wanting to improve," Anglin said.
Last season, the Lady Demons finished 12-13 after finding themselves in the midst of a six-game losing streak.
"I would like to be competitive in the district and make the regionals. I'd also like to have as good as or a better record than last year and be a serious contender for the All "A,"" Anglin said.
With the likes of Melissa Snow, Emily Webster and Amanda Goodrich back this season, Anglin likes her team's chances of putting forth a good season.
"All of them are leaders for us," Anglin said.
Staff named JV
The Williamstown junior varsity volleyball team also has a new coach this season in Wes Staff.
Staff, who is from Union, is the new physical education and health teacher at Williamstown, and he is also in his first year of coaching volleyball.
"Practice is going well, and I am trying to get to know everyone. I am excited to coach," said Staff, who has coached middle school basketball, varsity track and varsity cross-country at Monticello.
As for goals, Staff says they are simple.
"I want to have more wins than loses," Staff said.