The Rotary Club of The Woodlands had the Volleyball coaches from five of our local schools in attendance to share what is going on in these programs that are so influential in the development of these young ladies that will become our future leaders in the community.  Pictured are Rotary Club of The Woodlands President, Julie Martineau; John Cooper School Assistant Coach Amber Clevenger; Oakridge High School Coach Tommie Sledge; The Woodlands College Park High School Coach Candice Collins; Woodlands High School Coach Terri Wade; and Woodlands Christian Academy Coach Ryan Highley. 
Coach Terri Wade from The Woodlands High School is in her first year at the school, having transferred within the district.  They are 6-1 in district play and 26-5 overall.  Returning 5 seniors from their State Championship team last year, they are expecting great things again.
Coach Candice Collins from The Woodlands College Park saw the school’s 250th win this year – all of them under her coaching.  She returns 3 starters from last year’s squad.  Milestones are set to be broken this year with a talented team having players cross the 1000 kill mark, set new school dig records as well as the setting of a new school assist record.  They are ranked in the Top 25 in the state and with five seniors expect to stay there. 
Assistance Coach Amber Clevenger from the John Cooper School is excited as their team has come out of the Southwest Prep League as runners-up the last two years.  They are currently 2-1 in conference play with 3 seniors playing this year. 
Coach Tommie Sledge from Oakridge North, has been with the program for six years, filled the shoes of a 37 year veteran in her position, becoming only the third coach in Oakridge history.  Program made the All-Academic team with the team above 4.1 as a whole and two of their seniors ranked #2 and #3 in the class.  They are currently 26-5 overall and 5-2 in district. 
Coach Ryan Highley from the Woodlands Christian Academy is in his 6th year at the school.  With a team that has made the SW Prep Playoffs five of the last six years, he has plenty to be happy about for the team, but it is looking at the players where he is most proud.  His squad has had the Valedictorian/ Salutatorian’s for the senior class five of the last six years as well as having 11 of the 14 varsity players being involved in other sports as well.  They are currently 15-7 and Champions of the Baytown Christian Tournament. 
All the teams participate in the Dig Pink Program, helping to raise funds to help fight Breast Cancer.  What a gift these coaches and their talented group of young ladies are to the world.