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UMW Roundup: Conway’s job switch ends dual-coach era
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The joint head volleyball coach/head softball coach post in the sports department at the University of Mary Washington will be split into two positions, the school announced Thursday.
Dee Conway, who coached both volleyball and softball for 26 years, will complete her final year as volleyball coach with the conclusion of the Eagles’ fall season, UMW athletic director Ken Tyler announced. Conway will remain head coach of the softball team. A search for a new head volleyball coach will be launched shortly, the school said.
The change completes a university initiative begun 10 years ago to eliminate dual sport head coaches.
Conway is currently 451–346 in her volleyball coaching career and is the all-time leader in wins at UMW. Under her direction, the Eagles have won one Capital Athletic Conference tournament and claimed two regular season championships and participated in two NCAA tournaments. Conway has been named CAC volleyball coach of the year twice.
The Eagles defeated Marymount University, 3–1, in Capital Athletic Conference action in Arlington. Game scores were 25–21, 25–17, 19–25, 25–23.
Kaitlynn Wickersham posted 16 kills and 11 digs to lead the Eagles, while Kayla Crawford scored eight kills and Christine Tran had 15 digs. Courtney Guengerich had 21 assists and Maggie Parrish 16.
The Eagles (7–12, 3–2) host Mary Baldwin College Saturday at noon as part of Homecoming.
Tommy Sangbouasy scored three goals to lead the Eagles to a 4–1 victory over St. Mary’s College.
josh Campbell also scored a goal and Patrick Kelly and Matt Alter contributed assists. Goalies Tyler Back and Edwin Lazo each had two saves.
The Eagles (10–5–1, 3–2) will host York College Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a CAC contest.