Bevill State Community College administrators announced today that women's volleyball would be added to the reinstated athletics program at the College.
The College announced in May that athletics would be returning after a five-year absence. The volleyball program joins the previously announced men's baseball on the Fayette Campus, men's basketball on the Jasper Campus and women's softball on the Sumiton Campus. Play in all four sports is expected to begin in Fall 2017.
"When we originally made the announcement to return sports to many of our campuses, we described it as a 'prototype' model. This model would allow us to evaluate which sports we could support and on which campuses we could locate them. In an early evaluation of this prototype model, we feel we can support the addition of volleyball to the Fayette Campus," said Dr. Larry Ferguson, president of Bevill State.
Before all athletics were discontinued at the College, Women's Volleyball was one of the sports played at Bevill State. The volleyball program won thee State Championships during its history.
"Returning volleyball to the Fayette Campus, and expanding the sports offered by the College, is just another example how we are dedicated to enhancing the student experience at Bevill State," explained Dr. Ferguson. "I am excited about all the possibilities and involvement this addition will bring."
Attention now turns to the process of hiring a coach for the volleyball team. Last month, the College announced the appointment of Joey May as the head baseball coach and that the selection of both a head basketball and head softball coach was being conducted. An anticipated start date for all the new coaches is August.