DERF NAMED HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY
Ashley Derf has been approved by the Tippecanoe Valley school board to be the next head varsity volleyball coach at Tippecanoe Valley High School. Derf has been the head JV coach for the Viking volleyball program the previous 2 seasons.
Coach Derf is excited for the new opportunity and had this to say about her new title: “It is an honor for me to be the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Tippecanoe Valley High School. Valley is home for me and my family and has been for generations! I love the program; I love the girls! I have been fortunate to be a JV and Assistant Varsity coach for a few years at Valley and the current V2 Club Director for our AAU club. This has allowed me time to build relationships with our current players, future players, and their families. Our program is very fortunate to have a lot of great athletes from top to bottom!”
Athletic Director Aaron Butcher felt that throughout the process Coach Derf continually showed she was ready for the job. “Ashley has done a lot for the program the past two seasons. She has ran the off-season program the last two years in addition to the V2 youth program. She has not only ran those, but ran them well. Her organization, communication, and desire to help the girls achieve excellence really stood out. I am excited for the future of Tippecanoe Valley Viking Volleyball.”
Coach Derf’s debut will come next season when the Vikings travel to Argos for an afternoon game on Saturday, August 14th.