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Partridge Back in Charge at Valley

By Staff | Aug 17, 2016

Photos by Ed Parsons Valley volleyball coach Gary Partridge leads his team in a recent practice.

After a few years’ absence from coaching, longtime volleyball and softball coach Gary Partridge is back at the realms in Pine Grove. Partridge, who had some great teams in the past, returns a veteran squad this year and feels the team’s overall size and quickness will be to their advantage.

“We obviously have some tall girls, as you can see; it’s going to come down to getting back to the old style of Valley volleyball,” said Partridge. “We have been working hard and are starting to come together. Getting use to the old system I had will take awhile but the kids are starting to buy into it. They’re learning their roles and when they get their timing down, I think we will be able to compete quite well.”

Partridge is already looking ahead to softball season, noting he head recently been hired for that job as well.

“I am excited to be back; I think we have some great kids here, and working together, we can accomplish a lot. I’m not looking past volleyball by any means, but I am excited to get the opportunity to coach both these sports.”

Partridge has several veterans returning, and with the newcomers, things could be exciting as the volleyball season gets underway. Good luck to coach Partridge and team as they prepare for the 2016 season.