Walker Hired as New Assistant Volleyball Coach

Walker Hired as New Assistant Volleyball Coach

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan College and head volleyball coach Ashley Ziegle are pleased to announce the addition of Amanda Walker to the volleyball coaching staff.

Walker is a native of Virginia Beach, Va. and attended Concord University where she graduated this past May.

As a volleyball player at Concord, she is the only CU player to have more than 900 assists and 900 digs in a career.

She also ranks seventh in school history in aces and eighth in digs.

She was a captain of the team her sophomore, junior and senior year.

Walker was the starting libero during her freshman and senior year and was one of two starting setters her sophomore and junior year.

Her other volleyball accomplishments include as a junior player, qualifying to play in the Junior Olympic Games for beach volleyball five years in a row and placing fifth all five years.

She has experience coaching volleyball at the club level but this will be her first college coaching experience.

"I am very excited to have this opportunity and know that there is a lot I can bring to the table," Walker said. "I have been playing volleyball since I was nine-years-old and have a passion that is undeniable. I am thrilled to be able to be able to work with these girls and to see them grow into more developed and well-rounded players.

"I am also just as eager to be working alongside the head coach Ashley Ziegle. I know we will work great together; we each have different areas of strengths and weaknesses and we balance each other out very well."

Ziegle remarked about her new assistant coach, "I'm extremely excited about adding Amanda to our program. We have worked together for a few years and have always clicked. We balance each other out on the court and I know I can count on her. She has a vast knowledge for this sport and will help bring something new to the program."

The volleyball season will begin Friday, Sept. 4 when the Lady Bobcats visit Winston-Salem, N.C. for the two-day MEC/CIAA Challenge.