Polk names Molly Corhn to lead volleyball programPublished 10:00pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014
On Monday, Bill Miller, superintendent of education, announced the hiring of Molly Corhn, 22, to lead the women’s volleyball program. Corhn, a West Henderson High School and 2014 Lees-McRae College graduate, will also teach health and physical education at Polk County High School.
Corhn is replacing head coach Kelly Risley. She will hold tryouts Aug. 1 and 2 and will begin practice on Aug. 4.
Corhn played volleyball while a student at West Henderson High School. In 2009 her team won the state championship, and were runners up for the championship in 2010. During her senior year, Lees-McRae College offered her a volleyball scholarship, where she played all four years in NCAA Division II. She played libero and graduated with a degree in K-12 health and physical education.
“I learned so much from my coaches in college,” said Corhn. “They had different philosophies, I watched them, and I learned from them. I feel very prepared for this job. I’m ready, both academically and physically.”
The roster for the high school team includes a strong group of rising freshmen. Undefeated from last year, Corhn looks to capitalize on their energy and youth, and is excited to welcome this group.
She also looks forward to having several veteran players on the team. While an assistant coach at Xcel Sportsplex in Hendersonville, she had the opportunity to work with several of Polk’s returning players. She said she is looking at upcoming seniors, Lily Owens and Sarah Phipps, to be her senior leaders.
“They are really strong and good players,” she said, “and I feel comfortable with these girls, and I’m hoping we will be very successful. I’m so excited that I get to work with them.”
Jeff Wilson, the Wolverine’s athletic director said Tuesday, “We’re very excited to have her come into our program. We think she has a tremendous volleyball pedigree and I’m looking forward to what she can do to continue success with the Lady Wolverines. I definitely think she has a passion for volleyball and a passion for young people, and this is a good opportunity for her as well as Polk County. We’re excited to have her.”
“I am very excited to get started, and very thankful for everyone in Polk County for giving me this chance,” said Corhn.