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SHS announces new volleyball coach

Scottsbluff High School announced the hiring of a new volleyball coach Tuesday.

Mitchell native Kenna Hubbard will take over for Megan Burda who stepped aside after last season to devote more time to her family.

"I am so excited," said the 27-year old Hubbard. "It's my first volleyball head coaching job. I have met with the girls. They are a great group with some outstanding talent. I'm excited to get the summer program going.

Last season Hubbard coached the 8th grade girls volleyball team. Prior to that she spent four years at Mitchell High School assisting Michelle Peters and was also the head girls basketball coach for one year before coming to Scottsbluff last year.

"I learned so much from Michelle," Hubbard said. "I definitely picked up my passion for the game from her."

Hubbard played volleyball and basketball at Mitchell. Then continued with basketball at North Platte Community College before earning her four year degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

She is currently a special education instructor at Bluffs Middle School.

Hubbard was also an assistant girls basketball coach under Mike Burda last season, but will give that up to concentrate on volleyball.

"I want to help build the program, establish a great tradition," she said. "I would expect about 30 girls out next season, and we are going to start with the summer league at the college. I have a couple of team camps in mind and we will have open gym. I want a volleyball in the girls' hands throughout the summer.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me," she added. "I'm going to give it everything I have."

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