Miller hires four new coaches

While the core of his staff remains in tact, RISD Athletic Director Jef f Miller has announced the hiring of four new c oache s for the upcomi ng school year.

Williams Williams Miller also said that junior high coordinator Stephanie Miller will become the coordinator for girls sports at the high school level.

Miller, who has been a head coach at Giddings, will be an assistant in volleyball and track.

"We just needed more continuity at the high school level," he said. "She's had the experience as a head caoch and has the experience in this school district."

Miller also expresed a desire to upgrade conditioning and improve morale in the girls department and believes Miller can contribute.

Since long time girls coordinator Janet Havelka retired two years ago, Miller has been acting as both boys and girls coordinators.

Miller has hired Jason Williams of Levelland as the new volleyball coach, replacing Katrina English who was here for two years and posted a 5-57 record.

The Lady Tiger volleyball team has made just one playoff appearance in the past 14 years and has not recorded a winning season in the same time period.

Williams, who becomes the Lady Tigers' sixth coach since 2002, is from Water Valley and attended Angelo State.

In his two years at Levelland, he guided the Loboettes to the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.

He has also made stops at Poteet and Lubbock Cooper.

David Smiley of Rosebud Lott comes in as a football assistant and will also be basketball coach Liz McQuitter's top assistant.

Smiley was the Lady Cougars' head basketball coach. Rockdale was a coach short last season and Smiley will fill that void.

Miller also brought two junior high coaches aboard in Miranda Loewe and Erin Hodges.

Loewe is the daughter of Tiger basketball coach Dusty Loewe and this is her first job after graduating from Schreiner.

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