In three years as coach of Calvert's volleyball team, coach Greg Hendrix helped build the program to the level where it became one of the top in the region.
Now he'll get the chance to start a new building job.
Monday, the Seneca East Board of Education
as the Tigers'
next volleyball coach.
will inherit a team which went 5-18, 3-15 in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference.
looking forward to the opportunity to build a program from the ground up.
"I view this as a challenge," Hendrix
coached a year at Clyde before leading Calvert the past three seasons.
won a sectional title in each of his
years coaching the Senecas.
This past season he
led the team to a 20-6 record and a spot in the Division IV regional semifinals, after beating New Riegel to win a district title.
Coming off the district championship, Hendrix
, who has a daughter who was a senior on this year's Calvert team, was asked if he
thought the time was right to make a move.
"I don't know if there's ever a right time," he
Calvert Athletic Director Paul Shoemaker said Hendrix is leaving some big shoes to fill.
"(Hendrix) had a very nice record at Calvert, did a nice job with the program," he
"It's going in a nice direction we can build on and build on his
We're losing a good coach, there's no doubt about it.
In my opinion we're losing one of the best coaches in the area.
I wish him the best of luck."
Hendrix replaces Nickie Chaffee who stepped down after three seasons leading the Tigers.
research soon showed Hendrix
would be the right man for the job.
I got Greg Hendrix's
name, looking up his
info on Google
had a great winning record at Calvert.
been, everyone talked highly of him.
intense from what I've been told and that's something Seneca East hasn't had.
It'll definitely be a big change for us, but we needed that.
We need to build a program and I believe Greg
will do that for us.
I think he
will bring that excitement back to the program."
hasn't had a chance to meet with many of his
new players yet, but from what he's
seen of them, he
has a group that's ready to improve and reach the next level.
"Seneca East has got some athletes," he
isn't coming to Seneca East alone.
"We got very lucky, having Greg
come over, then him having good ties with Bill and having him come over.
"With me and Bill Bonham coming in we're bringing some experience, some freshness, some enthusiasm," Hendrix