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SoCal VBC and California State University San Marcos Athletic Department announced the hiring of Haley Price women’s volleyball coach in July 2021. Price had this to say, “I am honored to join SoCal VBC and support their exceptional mission and values! I am dedicated to elevating the program in all aspects with a heavy focus on technical skill and philosophy.” Price comes to San Marcos from Louisburg College in Raleigh, NC. While at LC, she elevated the program to new heights on and off the court: posting the highest roster sizes, GPA, and post-season finish in more than half a decade. She also served as an assistant athletic director and assistant club director at NC Elite VBC. Prior to her time coaching in the NJCAA, Price led teams at Dobyns-Bennett High School where she was the youngest head coach in the state of Tennessee. There she successfully established and managed a code of conduct for three teams on their way to compiling a 38-10 record, placing 3rd in TSSAA AAA State Championship, and winning Conference/Region Championships. In her first season Price won Big 6 District 1 AAA Coach of the Year honors, as she placed 100% of goal-driven players in collegiate programs through recruiting strategy and college readiness character building. From 2017-2019 Price was also Assistant Club Director and Head Volleyball Coach for TriCities Extreme Volleyball Club where she coordinated special event youth clinics and skilled lessons for high school, club, and college levels to improve and advance all skill levels. Under her leadership, the club program grew from 10 teams to 19 teams. Prior to her coaching experience Price was an NCAA Division I Athlete in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Virginia Tech Volleyball. She was a libero there from 2015-2018 and served as defensive captain and was lettered as a true freshman. Price’s playing career was cut short due to injury, but according to Price, “I love the perspective, the life lessons, the victories, and even the losses and injury as it challenges each person in every role of the team to level up, learn, and become a warrior in the face of adversity.” Price went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Neuroscience to better understand the physio-dynamics of the game, injury prevention, and sports psychology. She will also receive her Master of Special Education from Liberty University in the spring of 2021. “I love the bonds, friendships, and family that the sport has given me,” said Price, “[Volleyball] has challenged me in ways I never expected, and it has taught me to be fully committed, passionate, to work harder, and be more determined, to control what I can control, and to embrace the chaos.”

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