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Help wanted: two volleyball coaches


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Mike Johnson, who oversaw Alamance County’s top volleyball program for nearly a decade, has left the position as Southern Alamance’s coach.

The Patriots were frequently a contender deep into the state playoffs under Johnson, who was assisted by Frank Motondo, who also has stepped away from a coaching role. Motondo handled much of the strategy aspect of the coaching for Southern.

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The Patriots went 19-6 last season. That included a 10-2 record in the DAC-VII Conference for second place.

Southern won 19 or more matches in the past six consecutive full seasons, not counting an 11-2 mark in a pandemic-reduced season during the 2020-21 school year.

• Western Alamance also needs a volleyball coach as Cassie Dodson has left the position after three seasons. The Warriors went 13-12 in 2002.
Athletics director Sean Quinn said Western also seeks to fill vacancies for swimming coach and girls’ golf coach, both positions previously held by Ali Orlowski.

Also in coaching news, Eastern Guilford promoted Tim Bagamary to head coach to replace Tony Aguilar, who’ll be the first coach at soon-to-open Southeast Alamance.

Bagamary, a former Greensboro College player, had been on the coaching staff with the Wildcats for one season after stops as an assistant coach at Northern Guilford, Thomas-ville and Greensboro Page.

Eastern Guilford’s 2023 non-conference slate will include games against Williams and Western Alamance.

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