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Central among local schools to hire new volleyball coaches

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scott City, Bell City and Zalma also will have new leadership in the fall

At least four local high schools will feature new volleyball coaches when the season kicks off in the fall.

Central announced Tuesday that Angela Broshuis will replace Charity Huff, who served as the Tigers' coach since 2006.

Scott City recently announced the hiring of Erin Hoffman, who was at Bell City since 2003.

Hoffman led the Cubs to the Class 1 state quarterfinal round in the last three years, a state title in 2003 and third-place finishes in 2005 and 2008.

Hoffman replaces Haley Jennings at Scott City. The Rams won the Class 2 state title in 2009 but lost to St. Vincent in the district championship match this past fall.

Amber Nenninger will replace Hoffman at Bell City. Nenninger, a Leopold graduate, coached the St. Vincent junior high team this past season.

Zalma also will have a new coach. Dwyght Ford led the Bulldogs to the Class 1 District 3 title match this past fall but will not return as the volleyball coach in the fall.

Broshuis, 23, served as the freshman coach for the Tigers this past fall.

"Allowing me to coach the freshmen this year got me really in touch with the girls," she said. "Even though I didn't coach the varsity, I still was with their practices. I was still talking with them. It's like I don't go in there with a fresh face that they have to worry about."

Broshuis played volleyball at Advance High School before pursuing her teaching degree at Southeast Missouri State. She is in her first year as a social studies teacher at Central.

"I had already been with the school district a little bit because I'd subbed there before I even did my student teaching," she said. "Then I did my student teaching there. I got to know my surroundings before I even stepped foot as an official staff and faculty member. I really feel blessed that I got in there and I already had a lot of familiarity with the situation."

Broshuis, who is the younger sister of former Advance and Missouri star pitcher Garrett Broshuis, said she doesn't anticipate too many changes in the Tigers program.

"I set high expectations," she said. "It's not like I'm going to drastically change what's going on with the girls, but we're definitely going to be in a situation where changes are going to be made."

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Was Coach Huff fired or just decide not to coach any longer?

-- Posted by crackerjack on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 8:52 AM

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