KHS volleyball coach resigns

KHS varsity volleyball coach Jessica Day submitted her resignation effective March 1.
KHS varsity volleyball coach Jessica Day submitted her resignation effective March 1.(Kearney Public Schools)
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 9:24 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Kearney High School will begin searching for a new varsity volleyball coach after Jessica Day submitted her resignation.

Day plans to focus on teaching and spending more time with her family. Along with coaching volleyball, she is a Social Studies teacher at Kearney High School.

“It is with a heavy heart that I resign as the Head Volleyball Coach at Kearney High School. I have dedicated six years to being the volleyball coach, and now it is time for me to focus on my teaching and my family,” said Coach Day. “I want to thank all my players, assistant coaches, and the KHS Administration for all their hard work and dedication to the KHS Volleyball Program. I look forward to watching this program continue to grow and flourish in the future.”

Kearney Public Schools appreciates Mrs. Day’s years of service to Kearney High School and our student-athletes,” said Ryan Hogue, KHS Activities Director/Assistant Principal. “We are happy to say that Mrs. Day will continue her teaching duties for the district.”

Day has been teaching since 2001 and has been at Kearney High School since 2006. Coach Day’s volleyball record is 110-96 over six years as head coach, including 83-54 over the last four years. She also led the team to five straight district runner-ups.

“Coach Day took over the Kearney Bearcat Volleyball program in 2015 and transformed it into a winning program in just her 3rd year, going from 11-23 in year #1 to a 23-12 mark in year #3. The product she placed on the court in her last four years was competitive with some of the best teams in Class A,” said Hogue. “On a personal note, working with Coach for the past three years has been very enjoyable. I will miss her day-to-day drive, competitiveness, and organizational ways. The Bearcat Volleyball program is one that became a top 10 product under her leadership, and filling her shoes will not be an easy task.”

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