2011-08-11 / Sports

Meet Kym Aldrich

by Mike Organ

New Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach, Kym Aldrich. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. New Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach, Kym Aldrich. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Kym Aldrich is the new head volleyball coach at Lexington this year. Coach Aldrich comes to Lexington from Manor where she was also the head coach. Aldrich is a 2002 graduate of Pflugerville High School. Aldrich’s college diploma came from Texas State University (Southwest Texas State for old timers) in 2006.

Coach Aldrich started her coaching career at Leander ISD’s Vista Ridge High School as an assistant. She was there two years in a very good volleyball program. From there she went to Austin Anderson as a head coach for one year, making the state playoffs. Manor called as she spent the next two years competing against former Lexington coach Erica Walther at Hays Consolidated.

She came to Lexington because of the quality of athletes and the commitment the school made to having a quality volleyball program. In this program she will have Kevin Patschke and Lauren Hatch as her assistants.

She is very focused telling parents and athletes, “ The playoffs are not a question; it should be automatic. How far in the playoffs should be the question.”

Coach Aldrich has been very pleased with the work ethic of the athletes. She is also pleased with the cooperation of the parents and their attitude. In the parent-coach meeting she outlined that she was going to work the girls hard. The drills and hours put in are to build their skills, but also working on character building. The character building is an ingredient missing from teams. When something goes wrong they fall apart instead of regrouping and rallying.

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