Wood named volleyball coach
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that Jessica Wood will be the Mountain Lionsâ€TM new volleyball coach. Wood replaces Tara Miller, who resigned July 1 to pursue other opportunities.
Wood was the assistant volleyball coach the past two seasons after a successful playing career at Division I Murray State. She resigned in June to coach club ball, but returned to Colorado-Colorado Springs at the behest of new athletic director Stephen Kirkham.
Wood, from Calhan, Colo., is the first coach hired by Kirkham, who took over on July 1.
â€œIâ€TMm very excited about having a coach whoâ€TMs a native of El Paso County, has Division I playing experience and is well-connected in the area club volleyball scene,â€ said Kirkham. â€œWe have always relied heavily on Pike Peak area athletes (at Colorado-Colorado Springs), and Iâ€TMm certain Jessica Wood will help make that connection even more solid.â€
Wood is excited about the team she is inheriting despite the Mountain Lionsâ€TM 5-25 record in 2003.
â€œCoach Miller brought in a great recruiting class,â€ said Wood. â€œWith only four players returning from last year, we will have a whole new team.â€
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