After winning nearly 300 matches and guiding the Dublin Coffman High School girls volleyball program to five Division I state tournament appearances, Mary Anne Souder has stepped down as coach.

The Shamrocks finished 23-4 last fall and went 297-51 in 13 seasons under Souder.

“It’s been an amazing ride,” Souder said. “I’ve had an absolute blast over the past 13 years and had so many incredible memories.”

Coffman has been central Ohio’s top Division I program throughout most of Souder’s tenure.

The Shamrocks were state runners-up in 2009, ’10 and ’15 and competed in state semifinals in 2016 and ’17. They also have won 12 consecutive district and league championships and hold a 145-match winning streak in league action.

Souder was named state Coach of the Year in 2015 when Coffman was ranked No. 1 in the final state poll.

Last fall, Riley Wagoner, a University of Hawaii recruit, led a five-member senior class that also included Ohio State women’s basketball recruit Jacy Sheldon and Kent State women’s lacrosse recruit Lexi Piekarski.

Souder’s successor will inherit a team that should be led next season by 6-foot-1 junior middle hitter Sadie Brown, who has committed to Jacksonville State, as well as classmates Mackenzie Curry, Maddy Mayr and Angel Barrett.

“I’ll certainly miss everyone at Coffman,” Souder said. “The current players and the incoming talent will continue the tradition. I’m sad to leave, but I look forward to the new adventures with my husband, Will, and four crazy kids. Thanks to everyone who helped the program through the years.”

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