CCS fills volleyball coaching job; vacancy arises for head football

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    The head high school volleyball coaching job at Chase County Schools has been filled, but last Friday, another head coaching position became vacant.
    April Lambert will fill the head volleyball coaching position vacated by first-year year coach Sam Kennedy.
    However, with the CCS resignation last week from Dan Lenners, A.D. Troy Hauxwell and administration are now in search of a head Longhorn football coach.
    Hauxwell noted Lenners not only was head high school football coach, but he also served as an asst. high school track coach (weights) and was head junior high boys’ basketball coach.
    “His will be some big shoes to fill,” Hauxwell said.
    April Lambert, the wife of incoming Chase County Schools Supt. Adam Lambert, coached two years of varsity volleyball at Cody-Kilgore, the  Class D2 where her husband is now the superintendent.
     She took over the Cody-Kilgore volleyball program two years ago and qualified for the state tournament in 2018 with a record of 25-5.  Last fall, Cody-Kilgore won its subdistrict before losing in the district final to Lawrence-Nelson, who ended up third at the state tournament.
    She has state volleyball experience as a player, too. She competed as a high school athlete for Kearney Catholic, which qualified for state volleyball while she was on the team.
    Mrs. Lambert will serve as the K-12 CCS curriculum coordinator starting this fall.
    Last year’s volleyball coach, Kennedy, resigned earlier this year to accept a teaching and coaching position at Hershey. Jodie Schuller, who’s now at Alma teaching and coaching, filled the position 24 years before Kennedy.
    Hannah Ash, newly-hired CCS art teacher, accepted one of the junior high volleyball coaching positions, Hauxwell said. He’s still looking for another volleyball coach for the junior high team after Jennifer Gonzalez resigned a few weeks ago.


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