Brief History of the Volleyball Program
Girls' Volleyball was one of the first athletic teams at SCS, having it's first season in the school's inaugural year - 1997. The team has steadily improved over the years. The Lady Flame appeared for the first time in the State Tournament in 2007 after finishing second in the Area Tournament. They repeated these results in 2008. SCS is also proud to have been represented over the years with Lady Flame members named to several All-Area Volleyball Teams. The Lady Flame were Area Champs and advanced to the super-regional tournament for three consecutive years, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Head Volleyball Coach - Chuck Owens
Coach Owens was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He is a 1997 graduate of UNA. After graduating from college and moving to Raleigh for 20 years, he and his family felt God leading them back to Florence, AL in 2018. Coach Owens is not new to the SCS scene. His wife, Caroline Owens, is an SCS math teacher. Together, they have 4 daughters who all attend SCS: Gracie (Sr.), Abby and Maggie (Freshmen), Callie (6th grade). Coach Owens enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, baseball, and tennis. He enjoys spending time on the lake with his family and friends.
About taking on this new role, Coach Owens says, "I believe strongly in the mission of Christian Education and the role that Shoals Christian is playing in advancing the Kingdom of Christ. Volleyball is an avenue in which our students will learn to practice hard and compete well, while representing themselves, their families, and their school in a Christlike manner. I am thrilled to have been named the Volleyball Head Coach at SCS and look forward to an amazing season! Go Flame!"
Assistant Volleyball Coaches
Returning to help coach the Lady Flame is Elizabeth Higgins. Coach Higgins served as an Assistant Volleyball Coach and Assistant Softball Coach for SCS last year. She also teaches junior high/high school science. Coach Higgins says, "I'm excited about this upcoming season. We have a great group of girls coming back this year along with a great group of girls joining the team. I am also excited to work with Coach Owens and Coach Hughes to move the volleyball program forward."
Madison Hughes will be joining Coach Owens and Coach Higgins this year as an Assistant Volleyball Coach. Coach Hughes is a 2018 graduate of Shoals Christian School. She is currently attending UNA and majoring in Exercise Science. Coach Hughes was a stellar athlete while at SCS. She earned a Doubles State Championship title in tennis. She was also a 3 time area champion for volleyball. Coach Hughes is thrilled to be back on her old stomping grounds. She says, "I am very thankful and blessed to be given this opportunity. I am excited to be able to return to Shoals Christian and begin this new journey. I look forward to working with this group of girls as the season begins."
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