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Marshall University Volleyball camp to be hosted at Tyler

By Staff | Jul 16, 2014

The Mitch Jacobs Volleyball Camp will be hosted at Tyler Consolidated High School July 28 - 31.

The Mitch Jacobs Volleyball Camp will be held at Tyler Consolidated High School July 28 – 31.

Marshall University Head Coach Mitch Jacobs and his staff will teach and direct the camp for middle school and high school students. Jacobs brings 22 years of camp direction to the volleyball court. The camp will run under the philosophy that all campers have the opportunity to improve their skills through strong fundamental teaching as well as advanced technique training.

In his 12 years at Marshall, the two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year has changed the direction of the volleyball program at Marshall. Prior to Coach Jacobs’ arrival in 2002, the team was coming off a two-year combined record of 11-46. In the seasons to follow, the Thundering Herd compiled six straight 20-plus win seasons; competed for two straight MAC Tournament Championships; captured the 2007 regular season and both the C-USA regular season and Tournament Championships in 2005. Marshall competed in the NCAA tournament in 2005 for only the second time in the volleyball program’s history.

Coach Jacobs has also taken great pride in working within the youth volleyball community at each of his stops. He has worked within the USAV youth programs over his 21 years of coaching. In the Huntington area, Coach Jacobs and the Marshall program have been the force behind a 400 percent increase in USAV participation over the past 11 years.

Junior club volleyball in the Huntington area has increased from 18 members in 2002 to over 150 members and three clubs in the Huntington/Ashland area.

The camp at Tyler Consolidated will be held in two sessions: High schoolers in the first session from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; the middle school session will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

This camp is open to any and all participants.

The cost for the camp is $80 for high school campers and $75 for middle school campers and each session is limited to 32 campers each.

Registration forms can be picked up at the front desk at Tyler Consolidated; at the Middlebourne Public Library; and the Sistersville Public Library.