MOUNDRIDGE — It’s family first for Moundridge High volleyball coach Kelsi Chisholm, as it should be.
Because she’s expecting her second child in June, Chisholm has announced her resignation as Wildcats’ coach.
“Not coaching next year was a difficult decision,” Chisholm said today. “I am having a baby in June and keep busy with a 2-year-old. We live on a farm north of Hillsboro, so the commute makes an impact on my family and my team in the offseason.”
Chisholm has enjoyed her time as MHS coach, many of the years being highly successful in terms of wins and losses.
“I have been blessed these past 8 years to be a part of the volleyball program at Moundridge. I've built many positive relationships with players and surrounding coaches,” Chisholm said. “Our team next year is young, but athletic. They deserve someone that can give them the attention they need in the offseason. The offseason has become a huge part of the development and success of our student-athletes. I hope to be a coach in the future, but right now I'm focused on raising a family and teaching art at Moundridge.”
“Kelsi is one of our hardest workers in the district,” Moundridge Athletic Director Vance Unrau said today. “She is a phenomenal art instructor and has been a strong leader and mentor for our girls of our volleyball program. Kelsi and her husband, Chris, are expecting their second child in June. Motherhood is pulling rank on her coaching and I have tremendous respect for her making this decision. We thank her for her commitment to coaching here at school and we will begin looking to fill our head volleyball vacancy.”