Vines gets volleyball job at GJ

Leslie Vines is getting another chance to coach high school volleyball.

Grand Junction High School hired Vines on Wednesday to take over the varsity volleyball program.

“I’m excited for this experience,” Vines said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the kids and coaching a team so willing to learn. I want the kids to succeed and go as far as they can.”

Vines, 30, is originally from De Beque and was the varsity head coach in 2004, but resigned when her husband took a job in Detroit. They were there three years and decided to move to the Grand Valley in 2006.

The KidzPlex pre-kindergarten teacher is the Tigers’ second coach in three years.

“She is enthusiastic,” Grand Junction Athletic Director Ned Pollert said. “That’s what it takes. The kids are champing at the bit.”

Lynette Robinson resigned in the spring. She was the head coach for two years.

Vines will meet with prospective players in the 9th through 12th grades during an open gym session at 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at Grand Junction High School.


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