By Hayden Swope
Christy Dolie, the head volleyball coach at McPherson High School, hit her 500th career win on October 4th against Clearwater.
“To get my 500th win, felt pretty dang good, as we had to really earn our wins this season,” Dolie said. “The 500th win, we had to beat a team that had a significantly better record than us at the time. I have a young, talented group of kids that believe in our program. My youngest daughter, who has grown up a bullpup, was a player on the court that night. My assistant coach, Cheryl Malm, has been with me all 23 years. It was special to share it with these girls and my career-long coaching partner.”
Dolie has been the head volleyball coach for 17 years, has made 13 trips to the state championship game, and has one state title under her belt.
“My absolute favorite memory is winning our 2012 state championship title,” Dolie said. “It is the first and only volleyball state title at McPherson High. We were tied
21-21 in all three sets of the championship match, we won sets 2 and 3 vs Topeka Hayden.”
Doile had some advice for those seeking a successful career.
“Stay positive, fear is just wasted energy and leads to self doubt, nothing good comes of it,” Dolie said. “Be a great teammate and make others around you great. Work hard, separate yourself and the team from others, many people and teams will not do what it takes.”