Greg Tracey was hired to fill the Cavaliers Volleyball Coaching vacancy Monday night by the Chillicothe City School Board.
Tracey, a Boston native, has lived in the area since 2000 and has assisted with the Unioto and Southeastern volleyball programs. He brings to the table a great deal of playing experience, having played in high school and college during his days in Massachusetts in addition to a number of years on the USVBA circuit. All-in-all 26 years volleyball experience although this will be his first as a head coach.
So what does Tracey bring to the table? “Truthfully, what I’d like to bring is my passion for the game. I’ve loved it since I started (as a junior in high school)... that passion and the things that I’ve been able to learn from the people who have been a part of my volleyball life.”
Tracey adds he’s looking forward to getting the Cavaliers into the open gym once the OHSAA regulations permit. “I want to get as many kids to come out as possible… we have kids returning, but there’s always spots open. My feeling is that if you want to play and have passion for the game, then that’s what we want.”
Chillicothe will have its third coach in as many seasons, but Tracey is hoping for a program that will one day compare to some of the other quality programs in the area, which he adds takes commitment and a stable environment.
“We’re looking for some stability in a program that brings excellent players through and passes them on to the next level if we can."