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Nancy Wheeler joins Penn State Fayette as new head volleyball coach

6/24/2009 —
A new coach will lead the Lady Lions volleyball team at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus beginning this fall season. Athletic Director Vince Capozzi has announced that Nancy Wheeler has been hired as the head women’s volleyball coach at the campus.

Wheeler replaces Casey O’Brien, who led the team in 2008-2009 to the PSUAC Championship and an eighth place finish at the USCAA National Championship in his only season as head coach. He resigned in late spring.

Wheeler brings a strong reputation, a deep knowledge of volleyball, and a fine-tuned ability to teach the game. Capozzi reports, “She served as the head girl’s volleyball coach at Laurel Highlands High School from 2002-2006, with her squad capturing the 2006 section title and qualifying for the WPIAL Playoffs.  Wheeler was the head girl’s volleyball coach at Connellsville Area High School in 2007, where she coached the Connellsville Lady Falcons to the schools' first undefeated regular season and the Section 3AAA championship.”

Wheeler also serves as a coach in the Penn Highlands Junior Olympic Volleyball program.

Capozzi says, “Over the years, we have built a reputation of excellence for our volleyball program and I have no doubt that Nancy will bring that reputation of an even higher level. I think we are very fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable as Nancy leading our program.”
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