DUBOIS – With the start of the fall semester approaching quickly, Anastasia “Stacy” Downer has been appointed as the new head volleyball coach at Penn State DuBois.
Campus athletic director Ken Nellis stated, “We conducted a regional search for a new volleyball coach in June with several candidates applying for the position. Stacy was the best fit for the campus and the volleyball program; I am happy to have her on the staff.”
Nellis continued, “Stacy’s primary objective will be to recruit students who seek a quality Penn State education and want to continue to play volleyball at a higher level.”
Downer is a local product, born and raised in DuBois where she played high school volleyball and continued to play at Penn State DuBois where she earned an Associates of Science in business administration.
Downer’s previous coaching experience was at DuBois Central Catholic. She is employed as an accounting assistant at Magnet Applications in DuBois. She and her husband, Chris, have three children, Blake, Antonia, and Peter.
The Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) is very competitive in volleyball and, building a team to challenge for the conference championship may take several years. Perennial powers PSU Fayette, Beaver, Brandywine, and Mont Alto all have quality teams. Downer commented, “I am looking forward to the challenge of building a team and turning the volleyball program into a winning team where young ladies want to come to PSUD to play.”
The 2014 volleyball season gets under way on Sept. 3, at Central Penn. The first home game is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 9, in the Multipurpose Building Gym, versus Penn State Beaver.
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