Monday, December 29, 2014

Edison names Shimp as Head Volleyball Coach

Jessica ‘Shelby’ Shimp makes a return to Edison Community College to lead the volleyball team in the upcoming 2015 season.

Shimp is no stranger to Edison Community College. Joining Edison’s Volleyball team as the libero in 2009, Shimp received numerous accolades during her time at Edison including Best Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player. Upon graduating from Edison, she continued intramural volleyball play at Bowling Green State University.

The former Charger understands what is expected of student-athletes. “As a former Charger myself, I know the level of play and expectations that Edison holds for its student-athletes. Edison student-athletes are students first. The expectation is for students to be successful in the classroom and on the court.”

Shimp’s coaching career began in 2013 when she served as the assistant volleyball coach at Edison. “I am very excited to be coaching the lady Chargers this upcoming season! As a former Charger myself, I know what this program has to offer to its athletes and understand the level of play and expectations that Edison holds for its student-athletes.”

Shimp understands how important is for students to be successful in the classroom and on the court. “My first expectation for this season is to gather a team of young women who are not only strong athletes but driven students. As a teacher, I value the importance of a good education and will expect my athletes to excel in their academics at Edison.”

With recruiting efforts underway, Shimp is looking forward to the upcoming season. “My goal is for us to be a disciplined team both offensively and defensively. Consistency wins games. I also want this to be an enjoyable experience for the girls. Athletics are a great way for young women to stay healthy, build friendships, and have a good time. I want them to look back years from now and be fond and proud of their time at Edison.”

Outside of coaching, Shimp is a high school mathematics teacher at Mississinawa Valley High School in Union City, Ohio and resides in Versailles, Ohio.

Joining the team as assistant coach is Julia Haupricht. Haupricht brings over eight years of volleyball experience to the program. Prior to becoming the assistant coach at Edison, Haupricht received numerous accolades during her time spent on the court. Beginning her volleyball career in 2006, Haupricht was part of a Division II State Champion team in the high school. Since then, she has competed internationally with Premier Volleyball Academy; played for Owens Community College where she holds the record for tenth overall in career kills; and received numerous accolades while playing for Siena Heights University. Haupricht currently resides in Piqua.
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PICTURES ATTACHED: Head Volleyball Coach Shelby Shimp and Assistant Volleyball Coach Julia Haupricht

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