In special meeting last Tuesday, the school board approved the hiring of former Industrial Volleyball Coach, Jenna Buzek, to be the Sandies new coach and girl’s athletic coordinator.
Bezek finished signing the paperwork last Wednesday afternoon at the CCISD Administrative building.
Buzek said she was familiar with the area since graduating from Palacios High School. She added that Calhoun High School Athletic Director Richard Whitaker reached out to her and CCISD superintendent Larry Nichols showed her the area.
“It was great atmosphere, great people,and everyone that I met was nice,” Buzek said.
She added that she was familiar with the Calhoun athletics program from playing against them, and that everything that she heard had been great.
Buzek coached at Industrial for four seasons with a 133-27 record and with four postseason appearances from 2015-2018. She is looking forward to continuing her success as the Sandies head coach.
“It is all about the girls buying in. I know how to get to that level,” Buzek said. “But it has to be 100 percent on them. Them wanting to work and them wanting to believe what I have to say.”
She added that the players need to come out every day to work hard, want to be better and get to where she and the players need to be.
During her time as the head coach for Industrial, she won four district titles, four bi-district titles, three regional and semi-final titles and one regional championship title.
In 2018 her team was a state quarterfinalist in the UIL State Volleyball Playoffs.
In other coaching volleyball highlights from 2015 through 2019, three of her Industrial players were selected to play the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game and five of the players made the TGCA All-State Team. Seven players went on to play at the college level and she was selected to coach the 2019 TGCA 1-4A All-Star Game.