Jayson Duncan will be reclaiming his role as head coach for the Lady Sauras volleyball program after stepping down in 2010.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to come back and coach. It’s a little different now than it was a few years ago. So many girls play volleyball in the offseason and the girls are more experienced in the game,” he said.
Duncan coached the Lady Sauras from 1993 until 2010 and led the team to several state playoff appearances.
“Our goals are set high to begin the season,” said the coach. “We want to build confidence in the girls and collectively become better individuals.”
South Stokes athletic director Mitch Adams said he believes Duncan will bring the leadership and experience needed in the volleyball program.
“We’re excited to have him back with us.”
Duncan graduated from South Stokes in 1968 and went on to get his bachelor degree at Appalachian State University in Health and Physical Education. He then earned two master’s degree from North Carolina A&T.
“We want to take each game at a time and build off that,” the coach said. “We want to learn from our mistakes and let it make us better. I look forward to bringing coaching experience to our student athletics.”
Salem College will host a volleyball camp with the Sauras this week and South Stokes will begin tryouts on Monday, July 31. Each day will consist of two practices, one from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and in the evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. throughout the first week. South Stokes first volleyball game is set for August 15 against Rockingham High School.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.