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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Highlands names new head volleyball coach

Highlands High School has selected Katelyn Sallee as the new Head Volleyball Coach. Sallee is currently a mathematics teacher at HHS.

Sallee has a strong foundation in volleyball as a five-year starter at Simon Kenton High School where she won recognition as a District MVP, received All-State awards, National All-Tournament team awards, a National title and was named MVP of a National Invitational.

She attended Morehead State University on a full volleyball scholarship and continued to build upon her impressive career, garnering additional awards including titles as First and Second Team All-OVC, All-Region and an Honorable Mention All-American. While working on her master’s degree in counseling at MSU, Sallee transitioned from player to the role of assistant volleyball coach from 2010 to 2011.

"I am thrilled to join in the tradition of Highlands’ athletics as the newest addition to the volleyball program.  We are excited about elevating the level of play here at Highlands.  I will continue to foster an attitude of excellence, pride and hard work in this team.  I consider it a blessing to remain a part of this community and hope to bring about positive change and growth in these girls’ lives,” Sallee said.

“Katelyn is an outstanding educator and great volleyball coach,” athletic director Dale Mueller said. “I am very excited for the girls playing volleyball because I know they will have a great experience.”

Principal Brian Robinson added, “We are very pleased to welcome Katelyn to the Bluebird Volleyball community.  Her experience playing and coaching at the elite level will add to her effectiveness teaching the game and leading the team.  Coach Sallee’s proven ability to connect with Highlands’ students will ensure our program will excel and provide a fantastic experience for our student athletes.”

Sallee lives in Southgate with her husband, Nate, and their son, Truett, who was born last September. She recently resigned her position as a full-time teacher to devote time to her family.

Sallee replaces Whitney Mulroney, who has stepped down from the position in anticipation of the birth of her first child. Sallee will immediately begin serving as head coach for the 2014-15 school year.

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