Ashburn, VA (Jan. 8, 2015) – Earlier today Coach Marsha Hermes resigned as the head volleyball coach at Briar Woods High School. Coach Hermes steps down after three years as the head coach at Briar Woods.
Coach Hermes’ impact on the volleyball program were immediate. Under Coach Hermes, the team won the Potomac District in 2013 and was she named the District’s Coach of the Year. In 2014, the team was the 5A North Region Champions and the VHSL 5A State Champions. She was named Conference, Region, and State Coach of the Year.
Coach Hermes met with the team this morning to inform them of her decision. In a letter to the administration she wrote:
“I have enjoyed my seven seasons coaching high school volleyball. The last three at Briar Woods were special as I was able to coach alongside my sister, Krystal Otto. Volleyball will always have a special place in my heart; as will every athlete I have had the pleasure of coaching. I would like to thank the Administration at Briar Woods for their support and giving me the opportunity to coach there.”
Athletic Director Jerry Carter states: “Coach Hermes has made a tremendous impact on the school, community and the student athletes. Her work ethic, demeanor, strength of character and ability to teach the game was second to none.”
Coach Hermes will remain at Briar Woods as the school’s Testing Coordinator.
Over the next several weeks, Briar Woods will begin the search for a new head coach.