Lady Cats Assistant Softball Coach Bailey Dorner is the new Lady Cats Volleyball Coach. Coach Dorner replaces Justin Maness, who has retired from coaching but will continue to teach at the high school.
Coach Dorner says she is excited about her new challenge and she adds she is ready to get rolling.
Coach Dorner is currently teaching skills to Lady Cats’ volleyball players, as allowed by a new UIL rule. Coach Dorner says her team is lifting weights, doing agility drills and is getting skills training. There is also open gym time for playing the game.
Dorner, a Mount Vernon graduate, played volleyball and softball for four years in high school. Dorner says softball was her passion and she played college softball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. However, Coach Dorner says she had more fun playing volleyball. She was a setter for four years in high school.
Coach Dorner says she will probably pay a lot of attention to her setters. She says she expects them to be leaders and she adds she has high expectations for them.
Coach Dorner says this summer work has been a tease and it makes her ready to get started this fall. She says she has some talented Lady Cats who are working hard this summer and are getting after it. She says she expects the team to have a good year.
Coach Dorner also invites girls to her volleyball camp coming up July 29-31. Her team will also have a camp at the same time that will be conducted by a Texas A&M-Commerce assistant coach and two of the Lady Lions current players.