By Carl Holcomb
The Comeback Cats rallied for the first volleyball state championship in school history last season and now East Hardy sets out on a new journey navigating the changing landscape to Charleston.
“We are in a new ocean this year with a different team,” East Hardy coach Marsha Hahn remarked.
The Lady Cougars have been to the state tournament ten times in the past 14 seasons and finally reached the pinnacle, but the senior-laden squad is back training everyday to pass, set and kill to success.
The focus hasn’t been on winning another state title, but rather working hard and staying focused on each practice and match.
“They haven’t mentioned it, they have been in the gym for three weeks now and they don’t talk about it. They don’t have that attitude of entitlement and that’s probably what I like most about them. They are humble, at least in front of me. In this gym, they know there’s always room for improvement. We celebrate when it is time to celebrate and work when it is time to work,” Coach Hahn commented.