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SHS admin excited about “new energy” from new volleyball coach Rebecca Paterson


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga High School has found its new volleyball coach.

At a called board meeting Wednesday morning, the board of education unanimously approved Rebecca Paterson as its new volleyball coach.

Paterson is a former college volleyball player at Bethel University in Tennessee where she was selected First Team All-Conference in 2015.

Since 2016, Paterson has been an assistant at Milan High School in Tennessee.

I’m so excited to be here,” said Paterson. “I love the commitment this town, this community and this school has for volleyball.”

Greeted by the entire volleyball team at the meeting, there was an instant connection between Paterson and her team.

”I love their commitment and their heart,” Paterson said about her team. “You can already tell what type of girls they are.”

Paterson said she plans to play a fast style of offense, and a tenacious style of defense.

SCS administration is ecstatic about the hire. “We are looking forward to the new energy she is going to bring to this program,” said Debbie Barnett. Barnett is co-athletics director for SCS. “She is going to develop great volleyball players, but more importantly great young women.”

“This is a win-win,” explained new superintendent Dr. Michele Eller. “She has the reputation of being a great classroom teacher. That paired with her collegiate experience, I can’t wait to see her in action.”

Watch The Aggie Sports Network’s interview with Paterson from today’s board meeting.






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