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U-Mary hires new volleyball coach

The University of Mary has announced the hiring of Melissa Chaplin as head volleyball coach.

Melissa ChaplinChaplin last coached collegiately at NCAA Division II St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2009-10. Since then, she’s been at the helm of a very successful club program in Florida, overseeing two top-five nationally ranked AAU teams.

Chaplin replaces Steve Novacek, who resigned after four years. Chaplin is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has an art degree from the University of Iowa.

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