Kirby accepts head volleyball coach position at Waynesburg

Associate Head Coach Hayley Kirby

WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY RELEASE

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College Associate Head Volleyball Coach Hayley Kirby has resigned from her position with the College to become the new head women's volleyball coach at Waynesburg University.

Waynesburg athletics director Larry Marshall announced the appointment Tuesday evening.

Kirby was a three-year member of the Earlham women's volleyball staff, and was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach at the start of the 2017 season. During her three years with Quaker women's volleyball, she helped mentor middle hitter Ashleigh Burton to First Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors, becoming the first Earlham volleyball player to achieve the accolade.

Kirby also helped guide the Quakers to a 15-13 mark in 2017, Earlham's first winning campaign since 2000, while serving as interim head coach for a portion of the season while Head Coach Lauren Horton was on maternity leave.

"On behalf of everyone with Earlham Athletics, I congratulate Hayley on her new position at Waynesburg," said Peggy Carl, Earlham's interim athletics director. "While we are all sad to see Hayley leave, we wish her all the best in this next chapter of her coaching journey."

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