Amy Burgess has been named the new women’s volleyball coach at Penn State York. Burgess has been working with the team to prepare them for the 2011 season, which is under way.
“We are looking forward to the enthusiasm and knowledge that Amy brings to the women’s volleyball program at Penn State York,” said Chris Beaverson, interim athletic director at the campus.
A resident of Dover, Pa., Burgess played college volleyball at Lock Haven University and was a four-year captain along with being an All-Conference player. She was also part of an international team that toured Europe and played in seven different countries.
She coached the Dallastown girl’s junior varsity volleyball team from 2002-10 and their junior high team from 2006-10. She also coached the Susquehannock girl’s junior varsity and junior high teams in 2000-01.
Burgess’ coaching philosophy is to develop the whole player, physically, socially and mentally.
Burgess holds a masters degree in sports studies from the University of Tennessee and bachelor of science in health and physical education from Lock Haven University. She attended high school at York County School of Technology and graduated with a degree in culinary arts.
For more information about the Penn State York Volleyball Team and the other athletic programs at the campus, please visit http://www2.yk.psu.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/athletics/ online.