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Contract not being Renewed for Montana Tech Volleyball Coach


12/8/2011

The contract for Montana Tech’s head volleyball coach Marilyn Tobin will not be renewed at the end of the fiscal year. Tobin, who coached the Oredigger Volleyball Team for the past 22 years, will no longer have coaching duties at Montana Tech but will teach during the spring semester.

"On behalf of Montana Tech, the Athletic Department, and Digger volleyball, I would like to thank Coach Tobin for all she has done for Digger Volleyball for the past 22 years," explained Joe McClafferty, Montana Tech Athletic Director. Chancellor Don Blackketter added, "Tech appreciates the positive impact Coach Tobin has had on our student-athletes and we expect that Marilyn will continue to be a great ambassador for women’s athletics and Montana Tech."

Coach Tobin was the first former Oredigger to take over the reins of the Montana Tech volleyball program. This fall, Tobin completed her 22nd year as head coach. During her time at the helm, Tobin compiled a frontier conference record of 126-136. During the past four years, Tobin’s teams compiled a 16-40 conference record and the 2011 team was 1-15 against conference teams.

Montana Tech will immediately begin the search for a new head volleyball coach. "We hope to have a new coach in place by the end of the year," said McClafferty.