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Halcomb eager to be back as Lady Colonel volleyball trainer

Halcomb eager to be back as Lady Colonel volleyball trainer

A natural face is once again in charge of the Whitley County Lady Colonel volleyball program.

David Halcomb returns for his second spell as the Lady Colonel lead trainer, supplanting previous mentor Neysa Countryman.

Halcomb, who was mentor at Whitley County from 2007-2017, directed the Lady Colonels to eight locale titles, and the volleyball program’s just two local titles.

“We are extremely amped up for the impending season,” Halcomb said. “It has been a great idea to get back engaged with volleyball at Whitley County High School. The change has been exceptionally smooth and in many manners it doesn’t feel like I’ve been away for as far back as couple of years.

“Mentor Countryman and her staff has worked effectively with the advancement of our major parts in our program,” he added. “We return four seniors, yet we had the option to hold our training staff too, which was of most extreme significance to me. We had an excellent seven day stretch of camp at Liberty University, which I feel will deliver profits for us as we start the 2021 season.”

With a solid core of seniors returning in Bailey Brown, Taylor Rice, Kelsie Frazier and Rebecca Meadors, Halcomb is invigorated for the season to start.

“Bailey is a three-sport competitor with a great deal of involvement,” he said. “We will rely upon her to do a great deal of things for us. She can play different positions, however will fundamentally be one of our setters. We will likewise be requesting that she hit for us this year and I figure it will end up being a major strength for her and our group as we push ahead. She knows the game well. Bailey can carry a serenity to the floor for us and ensure individuals are the place where they should be in sure circumstances.

“Taylor is perhaps the most predictable players who has at any point gotten through our volleyball program,” Halcomb added. “She tries sincerely and does things the correct way. She is probably the best hitter, passers and workers — simply a strong volleyball player right around. We anticipate that Taylor should have an outstanding season for us. Kelsie has done truly well in our preseason exercises. She is a lead contender to fill our libero position as she keeps on trying sincerely and sharpen her passing abilities. She is extremely promising to her colleagues and is likely our most vocal player now. She enjoys truly accepted benefit of the open door that has been introduced to her and taking advantage of it. Becca is in the last phases of recuperating from knee medical procedure that she had back in the spring. We have missed her in our initial exercises, yet desire to have her covered with us soon. She will bring a ton of involvement and will assist with hardening our forefront. She is a decent blocker and center hitter. Getting Becca back will be a tremendous advantage to our group as we progress through the season.

Science and solidarity are two qualities Halcomb accepts could lead his group to progress this season.

“This is a remarkable gathering of young women and they need to address our school well,” he said. “They are pleased to be a Colonel and will play with a ton of heart. Our serving will be awesome and our group protection will be a solid suit too.

“My greatest concern right presently is our absence of profundity and involvement with the varsity level,” Halcomb added. “As of the present moment, we just have a few players with much varsity experience by any means. That is the reason getting Becca back will be a major in addition to for us.”

Another intense record will plan Whitley County for the difficulties it will confront fertilizer season time.

“I do figure our timetable will set us up for postseason play,” he said. “We will play in three quality competitions and will remove on a couple of good from locale rivals.

“Despite the fact that it is early, I have a positive outlook on where we are at,” Halcomb added. “We had an exceptionally certain involvement with Liberty University and contended at a genuinely significant level against awesome rivals. Truth be told, we are somewhat in front of where I figured we would be now. That is consistently the objective, to win a locale and district competition. I accept once we get some experience we will be one of the top groups in the thirteenth Region again this season.”

For his group to arrive at the achievement Halcomb feels his group can accomplish, he conceded his players should keep on continuing to buckle down, work on every day at training with a good attitude.

“We need to remain together and keep up with our positive group science,” he said. “I have effectively lectured the children about playing balanced, not allowing anything to get them excessively high or anything keep them excessively low, and that it’s OK to commit errors. I need them to play the game and have a great time doing it, meanwhile separating the positives from the negatives and expanding upon the positives.

“I can’t say enough regarding the quality children we have in this group, driven by our seniors,” Halcomb added. “They are a pleasant gathering. We have a few youthful players who will turn out to be a portion of the top parts in the thirteenth Region in year’s to come, if not sooner. According to a fan’s point of view, I accept we will be an interesting group to watch.”

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