Head UofL Volleyball coach Anne Kordes resigns
11/17/2016 04:24 PM
University of Louisville head volleyball coach Anne Kordes has resigned from her position, the university announced.
A press release indicated that Kordes is resigning for personal reasons at the end of the 2016 volleyball season.
“There are aspects of every job that can be challenging and at this point in my life I am finding it hard to be the mom I want to be to my daughter because of the grind and travel of the recruiting season,” Kordes said in a statement. “There is no way around it if you want to be successful as recruiting is your life-line. My struggle isn’t the work, it’s the work out of town. I consider myself to be lucky because of what I have been able to experience as a coach, especially at the University of Louisville. I also consider myself lucky because of what I get to experience as a mom.”
UofL Athletic Director Tom Jurich has begun a national search for Kordes’ successor and praised Kordes for her accomplishments at the helm of the Louisville volleyball program.
“I am exceedingly grateful to Anne for her dedication to the University of Louisville,” said Jurich. “We will miss her enthusiasm and vigor around our department, but as a former student-athlete and coach at UofL, she will remain a Cardinal forever.”
Kordes has an overall record of 272-135 and is 130-60 during her stint at Louisville. The Cardinals were Big East Champions (2011, 2012), AAC Champions (2013) and ACC champions (2015) and Kordes was named Conference Coach of the Year on eight occasions during her career.
The Cardinals have four matches remaining and are flying to Georgia Tech and Clemson this weekend.