Women’s volleyball looking for new head coach

By Alexa Low

The head women’s volleyball coach, Abby Moser, has decided not to finish offseason at Quincy University.

She has accepted an assistant coach position at St. Leo University and will be leaving QU in a matter of days.

“We are all going to miss Abby a lot. I wish her the best of luck in where she goes next and hope she finds the right fit for her,” Ally Gordon, sophomore, said.

Marty Bell, vice president of intercollegiate athletics, has put out a nationwide search for a new head coach.

“I’m excited to have a new coach with a new perspective. I can only hope that they will be able to come in and help continue to move this program in the right direction,” Gordon said.

As far as the team Moser left behind, it is heading into offseason with graduate assistant Tyler Fenton in charge.

“I can bring youth and new ideas to the table. The biggest thing is being as resourceful as possible. Give them the best opportunities for the team to win,” Fenton said.

Fenton says he plans on applying for the head coach position as he is already familiar with the program and has a life goal of being a head coach for a division I school.

“As for Tyler getting the head coach position, I think it would be awesome. Tyler really knows the game and has played it at a high level. He would be a good fit for our program and the team already knows his expectations,” Gordon said.

Moser accepted the head coach position two years ago after her graduate assistant position ended and the former head coach, Bob Crank, left.

Sara Rathbun, a junior on the women’s volleyball team, will be greeting her third new head coach by the start of her senior season.

This will be her first season without Moser on the bench as either head coach or graduate assistant.

“Abby was really great. She did a lot for our program in the four years that she was here. I personally learned a lot from her on and off the court and I will truly miss her being part of our ‘sQUad’ but I know she’s going to do amazing things in all her future endeavors,” Rathbun said.

The team is staying optimistic by looking at the positives of having a new coach.

“In regards to a new coach, I would really like to see all the hard work that my class has done for the last four years pay off. I think it’s always a little nerve racking to get a new coach, especially in your last year but I’m staying optimistic and trusting that they will bring in someone that’s going to do great things for our program,” Rathbun said.

Fenton said he will bring in consistency to the returners meaning there would be no drastic changes to aide those who have seen multiple head coaches.

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