Friday, July 29, 2011

Cothron named Southeast head vollyball coach

Nancy Cothron, long time volleyball guru in Manatee County, has been named head volleyball coach at Southeast High. She replaces Vince Strefling, who resigned after last season.

Cothron was the Saint Stephens head coach for 16 years, ending her there after last season when the school did not renew her contract to coach or teach. She won her first district championship last season and amassed 189 victories during her time there.

Cothron brings a wealth of experience to Southeast. Volleyball has been her life and she is currently Director of the Manatee Area Volleyball association. She will be a full-time physical education teacher at Charlotte Academy in Port Charlotte.

“I am excited. I have always respected Paul Meachtle (Southeast Athletic Director) and welcome the opportunity to coach for him,” Cothron said. “This is my first time coaching at a public school. Southeast has a great tradition with girls basketball and I hope we can get some of those girls to come out for the team. It should be challenging and fun.”

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