COLLEGE CITY, AR (KAIT) The Williams Baptist College Volleyball team will have a new but familiar face on the sidelines for the 2015 season as Dr. Brad Baine takes over the helm.
Baine led the Eagles program in 2006 but has spent the majority of his time since then as a member of the faculty at Williams Baptist College. He comes in to take the position after Lee Moore left the job after just one season. Prior to that Eric Newell held the position for several years before his departure to Auburn Montgomery.
Being familiar with the way things work at WBC, could give the new head coach a slight advantage. "I've been around the coaching staff here for a number of years," said Baine, "I'm comfortable with them and they are willing to help me and assist me in any way that need be."
Joining Baine on the staff for the 2015 season is another person with connections to the team, Emily Stober will be his assistant coach after being a player just last season. "Since I graduated last year I'm not sure I was quite ready to leave the program," Stober joked, "I'm an admission's counselor at Williams this year, so I was excited to not only be part of the games but to be able to help coach Baine in his first year I think I have a good angle or two to help out in that aspect."
The coaches feel the team has a good chance at success this year, but will have some gaps to fill due to recent departures for graduation.
Williams Baptist College opens up their season on September 1 at John Brown University.