YC tabs Meredith Rosenbaum as new Head Volleyball Coach
York College has named Meredith Rosenbaum of Searcy, Arkansas, as the new head coach for Panther volleyball. Rosenbaum replaces Charla Stark who has transferred to a position as the college’s director of housing.
Rosenbaum, an Indiana native, currently serves as an assistant volleyball coach for Harding University where she distinguished herself as an All-Conference volleyball athlete. She will finish a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harding this spring term before making the move to York this summer. During her playing career, Rosenbaum was a four-time letter winner, captain for two seasons, named All-Conference twice, and was honored twice as an Academic All-Conference student. She was part of a program that won the Gulf South Conference four years in a row.
Coach Rosenbaum commented, “One thing that I will definitely stress to my team is that they are Christian student athletes, in that order. Spiritual well-being comes first, and what better way to be encouraged in your faith than by teammates. Our faith will not be hidden; we play to glorify God.”
She inherits a program returning 12 players including three All-Conference performers in Erin Davidson (libero), Kristin Evangelista (setter) and Chelsey Quigley (outside hitter). During the 2009 season, the Panthers increased their win total from the previous year and were awarded the MCAC Team GPA award for outstanding academic achievement.
"Accepting the head coaching position at York has already proven itself to be a huge blessing in my life and I know it will continue to do so,” said Rosenbaum. “I know this is where God has led me.”
YC Athletic Director, Jared Stark, said, “I am very excited to have an individual of Meredith's caliber joining our athletic department. It is my belief she will make the volleyball team her profession and ministry. She has been a winner on every level she has ever played or coached at. We were drawn to her intensity, strong faith and passion for both the sport of volleyball and mentoring young adults.”