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Andrews returns to lead Alpena

News File Photo Alpena High coach Kolby Andrews talks to his team during a timeout in this 2018 News file photo. Andrews is returning as Alpena’s head coach beginning this fall.

Alpena High School announced the hiring of Kolby Andrews as its varsity volleyball head coach on Wednesday.

Andrews will take over for Melissa Doubek, who retired from coaching this past fall. 

“Thank you to Melissa for her dedication and professionalism leading our volleyball program. We wish her the best in the future,” Athletic Director Jon Studley said.

Andrews was the freshman volleyball coach last year at Alpena. Previous to that, Andrews spent time as the varsity volleyball coach and junior high track coach in Alpena.

“We are thrilled to have coach Kolby Andrews back leading our program,” Studley said. “Kolby brings a ton of coaching experience and truly understands the amount of dedication it will take to build a program. His knowledge and his can do attitude will shape our volleyball program into a very competitive program.”

Before moving to Alpena, Andrews spent six years as the head softball coach and head JV volleyball coach at Chapel Hill ISD in Texas. He served as the conditioning coach and was also awarded “Teacher of the Year” at ISD in Texas during the 2013 school year.

Andrews was named the varsity volleyball coach at Alpena in 2018 and after one stint with the Wildcats, Andrews is back as the head-man and hopes to take care of some unfinished business.

“I am very thankful to be chosen to once again lead the Alpena Wildcats on the volleyball court. After stepping away from the position to focus on my young children the last couple of years, I am grateful and humbled to get the opportunity to continue the mission I started in 2018. My goal was then, and is now, to develop a competitive volleyball program that can battle the powerhouse schools that we will encounter playing in the Big North Conference,” Andrews said. “Last year I transitioned back into the gym and got the opportunity to coach under Melissa Doubek and see her years of experience in action. It made me all the more excited to lead the program into the future again when the position came open.”

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