Coach Kelsey Spang
My name is Kelsey Spang. I graduated from Winfield High School in 2008 where I played volleyball, basketball, and track. As a setter and right side hitter while playing, I learned success comes from fighting through every point with your sisters on the court. That hard work instilled in me through the love of the game of volleyball encouraged me to further athletics in college. I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where I was a sprinter for the Bobcat track and field team and played intramural volleyball. At Wesleyan, I earned my bachelors and master’s degree in education and knew I wanted to combine my passion for educating youth and athletics. After graduating college, I moved back to the Teays Valley area and quickly got involved in playing in coed volleyball and coaching volleyball and track. I am a history teacher at Winfield High School.
Because volleyball was my true passion, I started a volleyball program at George Washington Middle School. My goal was to expose more young ladies to game of volleyball with hopes of exciting them and encouraging them to continue the game when they reached high school and possibly a collegiate career. As GWMSs first head coach, I led the team to a winning season! I am entering my second season as the head coach for the GWMS Lady Blue Devil’s volleyball team.
I have hopes of making a positive impact on the female athletes of Putnam County by instilling a love of volleyball to all I coach. Volleyball is a lifetime sport that I believe can bring both excitement and opportunity to those who participate. My coaching philosophy boils down to three components: play HARD, play SMART, and play TOGETHER. On and off the court, we are a family that respects each other and lifts each other up. We have the desire and dedication to push ourselves beyond what we thought we could to better ourselves and better our team. I am so excited to be on the coaching staff of Putnam Volleyball Club for my 2nd season in 2018.