Club Sports News

New Coaches on Board for Club Sports

September 13, 2012  |  Liberty University 

 

Liberty University Club Sports has announced five new head coaches: Drew Sherwood, beach volleyball (a new program for 2012-13); Ryan Hurley, crew; Rachel Steele, gymnastics; Sara Niemi, women's Division II hockey; and Jesse Wilson, taekwondo.

"We are excited for our new coaches to come in and be a part of our Club Sports program," said Kirk Handy, senior director of Campus Recreation. "We believe the new coaches will take our programs to the next level."

Sherwood is the general manager of the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. He played two seasons with the Flames men's volleyball team, competed in a number of tournaments across the U.S., and has assisted at Liberty's volleyball camps.

Hurley recently served as the coach of the women's varsity crew team at Virginia Tech.

Steele, a 2012 alumna, was the co-founder and captain of the Flames gymnastics team where she competed in three meets and won an individual title in the balance beam event at the 2010 national championships in Texas.

Niemi, a 2009 alumna, has served as an assistant coach for the Flames women's hockey teams since 2009. She has played competitive hockey since age 5, including three seasons with the Flames Division I women's hockey team.

Wilson has been practicing taekwondo for 29 years and is a certified black belt through the Kim School of taekwondo in Danville, Va.

 

Schedule
Results
Apr 25, 8:00 PM - Alpharetta, GA
at
Men's Lacrosse
SELC Conference Championships vs. Vanderbilt
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Conference Championships vs. Vanderbilt
Apr 25, 8:00 PM - Alpharetta, GA

Beach Volleyball
at Siesta Key Open Event
Apr 26, 9:00 AM - Siesta Key Beach, FL

Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Conference Championships vs. TBD
Apr 26, 7:30 PM - Johns Creek, GA
Live Video

Beach Volleyball
at Siesta Key NCSVA Regional Tournament
Apr 27, 9:00 AM - Siesta Key Beach, FL

Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Conference Championships vs. TBD
Apr 27, 3:00 PM - Johns Creek, GA
Live Video

Full Schedule

Apr 19
Crew
at SIRA Championship
M Lightweight 4- 6th

Apr 18
Men's Lacrosse
vs. Virginia Tech
W (10-8)

Apr 18
Crew
at SIRA Championship
M Novice 4- 6th

Apr 17
Disc Golf
at Nationals
Team- 23rd

Apr 16
Disc Golf
at Nationals
Joses Merat- 18th