Volleyball - Wed, Apr. 25, 2012
Georgetown College volleyball
program is bringing back one of its own to replace assistant Kevin Ulmer, who
took a head coaching position at Bethel College.
very exciting to have Amy (Barmore) back. She has maintained a great
relationship with this program, with me and with the players," said Tiger coach
Nick Griffin. "Her passion for Georgetown, our athletic tradition and the sport
of volleyball will be a tremendous asset to this program."
Barmore, a 2010 Georgetown
graduate, was an All-American her senior
season, helping Georgetown to the improbable
run at a national title. She started all four years at libero during her time
here and the Male High School graduate was definitely a true find for GC's
She played in the second most
games (624), has the most digs (2,840), most
aces (270) and finished with the 10th most career assists (570).
Following graduation, she
stayed connected to volleyball by
coaching at Tates Creek High School, Scott County High School and for Lexington
United Volleyball Club.
"I've learned a lot in the past
few years helping at the high school and club
levels in central Kentucky," Barmore said. "It was different at first
because the competitive nature is not the same, but it was awesome to watch
these programs grow and see the athletes improve."
When Ulmer took the job in
Indiana, she felt it was time to put her name in to return to Georgetown.
"Obviously the first couple of
years out are hard to come back and be a coach of a program you just played
for," Barmore said. "But, I've had time to gain perspective and have a
different approach to being here."
The seniors for the upcoming
season were freshman during Barmore's final season, and that bond gives her an
inside track that Griffin's previous assistants needed longer to develop. She also knows what it takes to be a successful
student-athlete at GC.
"I'm super excited to be back,
and this is a dream come true," Barmore said. "It is
cool to see how my former teammates have matured and grown. The respect
is already there. I know what the expectations of this program are and how we
achieve those goals."
GC has not won an MSC
tournament title since Barmore's graduation, something the former libero and Griffin are ready to see
past two seasons have had its share of challenges, but the program has
weathered the storm and is ready for a great 2012 season," Griffin
said. "Moving forward I know we have the players and the coaching staff in
place to meet those expectations head-on."