'Hounds Adjusting to Another New Coach

By KBJR News 1

August 12, 2014 Updated Aug 12, 2014 at 10:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- For the third time in as many seasons, the Duluth East volleyball team is adjusting to a new head coach this fall, but Danna Anderson is hoping she can be the coach that sticks with the Greyhounds.

"I'm here to build the program," she said on the second day of tryouts. "I'm here to develop the program, and we start with the basics. We start young, and that's what we're trying to do this year. We're trying to start at a young age and build these girls back up."

The Wrenshall, Minn. native has five years experience coaching volleyball, including most recently for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's club team.

She also played, both in high school at Wrenshall and then collegiately at Hibbing Community College. She is currently attending Lake Superior College pursuing her Bachelor's degree in psychology.

Through two days of practice, the players seem to have warmed up to Anderson as head coach of a program that has seen its fair share of changes at that spot in the past few years.

"I'm really excited," junior setter and team co-captain Alayna Baker said. "She pushes us, but she's always doing stuff with us, and she's a really good coach from what I can see. we just have to go out and play our hardest and work hard as a team."

Duluth East's first match of the 2014 season is scheduled for Aug. 22 against Grand Rapids.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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