Toomer Brings New Era for SVHS Volleyball

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HUDDLE UP: The Lady Braves come together to talk strategy against Cokeville. The home tournament included seven teams and for the first time this season the Lady Braves were able to show the community what they have been working on. “We won four out of our six matches, so it felt like a good home showing,” said senior Whitnee Hale.

Kamryn Jenkins, staff writer

The Lady Braves volleyball team acquired a new head coach this season. Brian Toomer’s, who previously coached volleyball and football at Cokeville High School, will take the helm of the team going forward.

Toomer coached volleyball in Cokeville for 16 years. Junior’s Josie Linford and Madeline Jeske both believe that practices have changed a lot with Toomer as the head coach. “We do less running for punishments and instead we do harder drills to get in shape,” said Linford. Toomer believes that game situations will get his squad into game shape.

Sophomore Sheridan Coles also believes that practices have changed a lot. “Practices for me have been a lot more intense, and I feel like I’m getting more reps than before!” Cole’s favorite drill is 6’s. “It is more game-like, and we can have lots of fun doing it.”

The Lady Braves have competed in the 4A division for the past three year. “It is a great opportunity to up the level of play and have the challenge of playing in the 4A week in and week out,” said Toomer.

Over the years Toomer has coached many state championship teams and hopes to help the Lady Braves achieve that status this season.