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
Sep 18, 7:00 PM -
at
Men's D1 Hockey
Potomac Patriots Jr. A
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Figure Skating
vs. Tryouts
Aug 20, 1:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Synchronized Skating
at Choreography Training Camp
Aug 21, 7:00 PM - Charlottesville, Virginia

Synchronized Skating
at Choreography Training Camp
Aug 22, 8:00 AM - Charlottesville, Virginia

Synchronized Skating
at Choreography Training Camp
Aug 23, 8:00 AM - Charlottesville, Virginia

Synchronized Skating
vs. Tryouts
Aug 24, 7:30 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

Full Schedule

Jun 13
Beach Volleyball
at Souther Sand
MO:3rd WO:5th WA:2nd

May 30
Beach Volleyball
vs. Liberty Open
MN 1st, WMN 1st

May 24
Crew
at ACRA Nationals
WMN 7th in nation

May 23
Crew
at ACRA Nationals
WMN 3rd Place

Apr 25
Beach Volleyball
vs. NCSVA Regional Qualifier
MN 1st, 2nd WMN 1st

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