Notre Dame's Betty Wroubel has been recognized as the national volleyball coach of the year for 2017-18 by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. Wroubel is one of only 23 high school coaches nationwide and the only volleyball coach to earn such an honor from NFHS.
"I am, of course, honored to receive such an award from the NFHS, but for me it's actually a tribute to all of the great students-athletes I've had the opportunity to coach here at Notre Dame," said Wroubel, who also serves as the school's athletic director and softball coach. "I've also been lucky to be able to coach with awesome assistant coaches during my career who have made it possible for our program to do so well."
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, said Wroubel's award designates her as among the most elite coaches in the country.
"It specifically recognizes those who are leading their sport, shaping their athletes and contributing in a positive way to the community," Niehoff said. "It is our pleasure to recognize Betty as a leader and a role model, and for her many contributions to the youth of the state, community and school."
Wroubel, whose volleyball teams have earned four Michigan state championships, also was named the state NFHS volleyball coach of the year, which made her eligible for the national award.
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