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Eagles Volleyball Coach Shearer Resigns

SCA Volleyball Coach Mikki Shearer announced her resignation.

SCA Volleyball Coach Mikki Shearer has announced her resignation.

SCA Volleyball Coach Mikki Shearer (standing) announced her resignation but leaves the successful program in the hands of her assistant coach, Kara Totzke (sitting).

SCA Volleyball Coach Mikki Shearer (standing) announced her resignation but leaves the successful program in the hands of her assistant coach, Kara Totzke (sitting).

(Lee’s Summit, MO) – After a coaching career that includes one success after another, Summit Christian Academy’s head volleyball coach, Mikki Shearer has announced her resignation from Eagles volleyball.

Shearer has been the head volleyball coach at SCA since the program’s first season in 2005. Athletic Director Lance Quessenberry says of Coach Shearer and the program she has built, “What Coach Shearer has done for SCA volleyball, and will continue to do, spills out into almost everything SCA is about. She not only demanded excellence from her teams, but she also taught them to play the game the right way. Not only the game of volleyball, but also the game of life which included striving to live their lives and conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner in all they do. Coach Shearer’s involvement as head coach in our volleyball program will be greatly missed, but her impact will live on as long as SCA volleyball exists.”

During the last eleven seasons, the program has known nothing but success under her leadership. For the first three years of the program, SCA was a member of the Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association (MCSAA); Coach Shearer led the team to the state championship within that organization in 2006. In 2008, SCA became a member of MSHSAA. Since then, the SCA Eagles have won 1st place in their District six times and came in 2nd the other two years. In 2013, her team made history by being the first SCA volleyball team to compete in the Final Four for state competition. They ended that year as third place in the state of Missouri. In addition, they have been a formidable opponent and victor in many local tournaments throughout the region. Finally, through her coaching, countless numbers of SCA graduates now compete in volleyball at the collegiate level throughout the region.

Coach Shearer may be stepping away from the volleyball court but she doesn’t leave SCA’s successful program without capable leadership. Kara Totzke has assisted Coach Shearer for several seasons and looks forward to stepping up to the head coach position. She knows however, that even she wouldn’t be where she is today without the influence of Shearer, “Mikki has been more than a coach or co-worker. She has been a mentor and become my family. She keeps me grounded in what is most important – our faith in God. The volleyball program at SCA has been a success because of her love not only for this school but also for the girls. She will be greatly missed next season but we always know she will be a part of the SCA volleyball family.” Additionally, Shearer will remain in an advisory role for Coach Totzke to support and encourage her as she continues to develop the SCA volleyball program.

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