Reid takes reins of STHS volleyball
Meghan Reid was selected to coach the South Tahoe High School varsity volleyball team following approval from the school board on Tuesday night.
Reid joined the program last year as freshman coach, then was quickly elevated to junior varsity coach.
“As soon as we moved her up, the quality of play increased immensely,” said STHS Athletic Director Don Borges. “We’re really excited to have her run the program. She’s ready to step up.”
Before coaching at STHS last year, Reid, originally from the Placerville area, coached and played for eight years at the club level.
“I’m going to give these girls all I’ve got,” Reid said. “I want them to be as passionate about volleyball as I am.”
“I want the girls to learn the dynamics of the sport and what is happening on the entire court,” she added. “I learned from a past coach that volleyball is 80 percent mental and 20 percent physical. I want to teach this to the team.”
Tryouts are scheduled for August 13, although Reid is trying to get the girls together for open gym prior to that.
“I know these players since I coached freshman and JV last year,” Reid said. “We have a lot of talented athletes. I know this will be a very positive season.”
“I also want to teach the girls how health and doing well in school are a big part of being an athlete,” she said. “Girls need to be coachable to be great. I can also help girls who want to be recruited to play in college.”
As a member of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, Reid is excited about the diversion. During the recent Angora Fire, Reid was on the front lines.
“The day the fire started, I was out there from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.,” Reid stated. “It was very surreal.”
With the varsity position filled, Borges said the school still needs a couple more volleyball coaches.
“We are still looking for assistants for Meghan to coach the JV and freshman teams,” Borges said. “Anyone interested should contact human resources office at the district office.”
With her youthful exuberance and passion for the game, it promises to be an exciting year for South Tahoe volleyball with Reid in charge.