Published On: Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

Former Cedar coach heads to D1 volleyball

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — A dream is finally coming true for former Cedar Catholic volleyball coach Adam Kuntz.

Kuntz, who coached the Cedar girls to 2010 state runner-up honors, and the 2012 state title, will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the NCAA Division I William and Mary volleyball team.

“I think we are very lucky to have Adam here at William and Mary,” said Melissa Ferris, head volleyball coach for the Tribe. “His volleyball knowledge is really high and he is a very hardworking assistant. We’re thankful that he is here and I think the sky is the limit for him.”

Kuntz said this is an opportunity he has been looking for all of his adult life.

“I have been pretty patient in trying to find a way into college volleyball and, finally, someone has taken a chance on me,” he said in a Facebook post. “It is a total leap of faith, but I’m ready and looking forward to a new learning curve and building up a new skill set to be successful at the collegiate level.”

Kuntz joins the collegiate staff after a successful seven-year run at the high school level.

Kuntz turned the Cedar program around when he came here fresh out of college, recording an 80-20 record in three seasons.

The Trojans qualified for the state tournament in each of those seasons, finishing as the Class C-1 runner-up in 2010 before winning the C-2 title in 2012 during Kuntz’s final year with Cedar Catholic.

After leaving Cedar, he spent a year at Sumner-Eddyville-Miller.

Kuntz then moved on to Sutton, putting together a 61-33 record while, winning back-to-back conference championships and qualifying for the Class C2 state tournament in 2014 and 2015.

Kuntz also helped coach an 18s Gold Level Club Team called the NE Nebraska Power Club. His duties included scheduling tournaments, planning practices and scheduling gym space.

While in college, he spent a season competing for Missouri Valley College and was also a member of the University of Nebraska club team for a year. He served as a student assistant for the Wayne State College volleyball team.

Kuntz graduated from Twin River in 2006 and coached the school’s junior varsity volleyball team as a senior.

He earned a degree in secondary education from Wayne State in 2009.

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