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Girls Volleyball

Miller won’t return as Hartley coach

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Max Miller will not return as girls volleyball coach at Hartley High School next fall, according to athletics director David Thompson.

Under Miller, the Hawks went 250-104 in 13 seasons and won the Division II state championship in 2011. Hartley was state runner-up in 2007 and a state semifinalist in 2008 and 2009.

Last fall, the Hawks went 16-9 overall and had a run of seven consecutive district championships snapped when they lost to DeSales 25-20, 25-22, 37-35 in a district final.

Hartley went 6-2 in the CCL to place second behind the Stallions (7-1).

The Hawks had five seniors back from the state-title team but battled injuries to several key players, including senior middle hitter and Louisville recruit Brooke Betts.

—Jarrod Ulrey