Scurry-Rosser volleyball team goes back to basics with new coach

The Wildcats celebrated their first win of the season under new head coach Taryn Mitchell on Aug. 9 after besting Wills Point 3 sets to 0.

Coming off of a bi-district championship season, the Scurry-Rosser Wildcat volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding stage.

The team lost three seniors last year, and new head coach Taryn Mitchell is leading the charge. This is Mitchell’s third year in Scurry-Rosser, advancing from middle school coach her first year to assistant high school coach her second year. And while she’s been focusing on building camaraderie between her newer players, she’s optimistic about the future of the program.

“This year we’re focusing on meshing as a new team,” Mitchell said. “We lost three seniors last year, but we only have one senior this year. So our team will be relatively the same next year.”

But despite her team’s relative youth, the season has gotten off to a strong start. While the Wildcats lost a tough game to Rains, falling three sets to two on Aug. 6, they have since rebounded and put together back-to-back 3-0 wins over both Wills Point and Canton. As the season progresses, Mitchell predicts the team will only get better. 

“They’re very coachable kids,” Mitchell said. “They’ll do anything that you ask them to do. If they can figure it out this year, it’ll help us in the future.”

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