Darrell Wait was recently selected Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches Association.
Wait led the Blazers to a 35-9 season and third place in the 6A state tournament in Topeka.
Each year the GKCVCA selects a senior All-Star team from the Kansas and Missouri sides of the Metro. As Coach of the Year, Wait coached the Kansas All-Stars versus the Missouri All-Stars in the Kansas-Missouri game on Nov. 13 at Avila University.
After being named 2011 Kansas coach of the Year, Coach Wait credited his players for a 35-9 season and third place 6A state finish.
“People have to realize that it’s the girls who put in the time and effort that get you the award,” Wait said. “It’s not you, you play a minimal part. It’s the effort put in by the team.”
GEHS Athletic Director Kent Glaser said Wait is quick to give credit to others.
“A quality coach is a quality person and quality leader,” he said. “They know how to focus everyone in a common goal and that’s in a classroom, on the field of play, on a court, it’s just being able to focus everyone and get their full attention. I am extremely happy for Darrell and proud he got the award.”
With no seniors on this year’s roster, Wait’s team looks forward to another state run next year.