Writer Tom Scanlon
The Boulder Creek Lady Jags girls’ volleyball team reached 20-plus wins in three seasons under Sara Wildman, highlighted by a 25-13-1 record in 2010.
Last year, Troy Dueling took over as coach, and the season started … well, it wasn’t quite a train wreck, but it was pretty bad. The Lady Jags lost their first four matches under Dueling by a combined score of 10-1.
Finally, against Dobson, the BC girls gave Dueling his first victory. The rest of the season was up and down, with a few wins followed by a couple losses. Though the Lady Jags finished the season under .500, it was hardly as disastrous as it seemed at the beginning.
So, a losing record. No big deal, like the Katy Perry song goes, right? Then again, last year could be a stepping stone toward a very big deal, if Dueling’s plan comes to fruition.
After finishing the girls’ season, Dueling went on to coach the boys’ volleyball team in the spring – and he coached them all the way to a...