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Bluejays volleyball coach transitions to teaching

Ratzlaff positions volleyball for continued success

When Tabor College’s volleyball team takes the court in August in pursuit of a third consecutive trip to the NAIA national tournament, a familiar face will be missing from the sidelines.

After 19 seasons as head coach, Amy Ratzlaff has decided to step away to follow a call to full-time teaching as assistant professor of health and physical education.

Ratzlaff career record of 368-227 included eight regular season KCAC conference championships, four post-season conference championships, three coach of the year honors, and national tournament appearances the past two seasons.

“Our team is at the pinnacle of performance, which makes it hard to step away,” Ratzlaff said. “Our recruiting class for 2018, so far, is one of the best that I have had at Tabor.”

Rusty Allen, vice president of enrollment management and intercollegiate athletics, praised Ratzlaff’s influence on and off the court, and expressed support for her move to teaching.

“Amy has an outstanding reputation in the classroom,” Allen said. “I am excited for Amy that she gets to move into this new opportunity and very glad that we are keeping her at Tabor College.

Allen said a national search for Ratzlaff’s successor will begin immediately.

Last modified Jan. 17, 2018