•  Coach Beth Hill

    -What's your background in coaching?  
    In high school, I played volleyball, basketball, and softball for Bethlehem Academy.  Then, I attended the College of Saint Benedict where I played volleyball and softball.  After graduating, I was hired at West Central Area Schools.  I was the Head Girls Basketball Coach for 4 years, Head Volleyball Coach for 3 years, Junior High Volleyball Coach for 1 year, and Assistant Softball Coach for 4 years.  This will be my 3rd season as the Cedar Mountain Comfrey Head Volleyball Coach.  
    -What's your favorite memory as a participant in a high school activity?
    In high school, I played in 4 State Championship matches for volleyball.  We were two time state champions, undefeated in conference play, and only lost a total of 10 games in 4 years  - all to state champions.  It was so fun to be involved in such a strong program. 
    Sports have been such a huge part of my life.  Whatever season I was in, that was my favorite sport.  Athletics push us to higher expectations in all aspects of life.  
    Another favorite memory was playing all of my high school games in a gymnasium dedicated to my grandfather, Duane Van Orsow, for his many years of coaching. 
    -What's your favorite memory as a coach?
    As a coach, watching each team and player improve and succeed is really my favorite.  Each year, there are countless success stories that I treasure.  
    My 2014 basketball team played in the Section 6A Finals.  It was an incredible atmosphere to coach in with the support of the whole school and community.  
    -Why should a student participate in a sport you coach?  
    Volleyball (as with many other sports) teaches positive life skills such as commitment to a team, discipline and work ethic, winning and losing graciously, goal setting and striving for more than you once thought you were capable of, teamwork and leadership, and so much more. In volleyball, nothing can be done alone.  You need a good block to play good defense.  You need a good pass to be in system.  You need a good set to hit the ball.  You need to work with your teammates to be successful.  The Cougar Volleyball team strives to get better each day and enjoy the journey.  We support each other and celebrate our successes together.  We have high expectations for ourselves and work together to achieve them.  On top of all of that, volleyball is a lot of fun :) 

    My husband, Drew, and I have a 2 year old daughter, Ellie, who is a fun loving, active little girl!