|Title:||Head Volleyball Coach|
University of Maine at Machias Athletic Director Brac Brady announced today that Amy Fritz has been selected to be the coach of the women's volleyball program. Amy is no stranger to the Clipper athletic program, she has served as the assistant coach for the volleyball program the last two years. Fritz takes over the program from John Duncan who left Machias for personal reasons. The volleyball team finished the 2009 season with an 8-23 record.
Amy has been involved in volleyball since she started playing in high school at Washington Academy (East Machias, ME) in the late 70's. After graduating from Washington Academy, Amy then played volleyball at the University of Maine at Presque Isle where she was voted MVP of the team during her senior season in 1985. Amy received a Bachelors of Science degree from Presque Isle majoring in Recreation. Since college Amy has been very involved in the volleyball scene in Maine. She has refereed high school volleyball and spent some time coaching at Washington Academy before becoming the assistant for the Clippers in 2008. Amy resides in East Machias with her husband Chuck. She has two children, Carilla and Benjamin.
Athletic Director Brac Brady said, "I am very happy to have Amy Fritz move up into the head coaching roll for our volleyball program. She is very familiar with our program and the student athletes that we currently have. The team was very young last year and should be able to build on what they accomplished last season."