ROCK SPRINGS – Rock Springs High School is proud to announce the hiring of Stephanie Hardesty as the new Head Volleyball Coach.
“Hardesty brings a lot of experience, both with RSHS and WWCC in her coaching background. We are very excited for what the future brings,” Principal Darrin Peppard said. “Our committee worked hard and agreed unanimously on the decision.”
Hardesty is a Physical Education teacher at Rock Springs High School and started her teaching career eight years ago with Sweetwater County School District No. 1. Earlier this year Hardesty was awarded teacher of the year from the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (WAHPERD).
As a Wyoming native Stephanie grew up in Evanston and graduated high school in 2001. She then attended Western Wyoming Community College on scholarship as a member of the volleyball team for two years. Stephanie also student-coached the team for a year.
“I have grown up playing volleyball my entire life and love the sport,” Hardesty said.
After WWCC, She attended University of Wyoming and graduated with her B.S. in 2006. She completed her student teaching in Rock Springs at Overland Elementary and Rock Springs High School.
“I look forward to working with the girls to help them become better volleyball players and better student athletes, both on and off the court,” she said.
She has been coaching the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams as well as the junior varsity coach at RSHS for four years.
Mr. Peppard shared, “Most importantly Mrs. Hardesty is the best person for the job on and off the court and is a great role model for our student athletes; we look forward to the season.”
When asked what she wants her athletes to know, Hardesty replied, “I want them to understand that volleyball is a team sport and we all need to work together to achieve our goals. Hard work and dedication pay off both on and off the court.”