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College volleyball: Marie Johnson resigns as Minnesota West head volleyball coach

WORTHINGTON -- Marie Johnson has resigned as head volleyball coach for Minnesota West Community and Technical College, it was announced on Thursday.

Johnson coached the Lady Jays for eight seasons and had a career record of 44-97, with one appearance at the MCAC Southern Division Region 13 tournament. The 2017 team posted an 11-6 record and Johnson was voted the Southern Division Co-Coach of the Year.

"Resigning from coaching has been an incredibly difficult decision for me to make," said Johnson in a press release. "Over the past eight seasons I have been able to pursue my passion of coaching volleyball and been able to work with outstanding athletes, young ladies, regional coaches, officials and administrators -- all of who I am grateful to have worked with. At this time, while my young family continues to grow and my children become more involved in activities, I feel the need to spend more time with my children and husband, which detracts from the attention and involvement I am able to dedicate to the volleyball team. I have truly enjoyed coaching at Minnesota West and I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from my players, assistant coaches, my family, the community, administrators and the Minnesota West community throughout the years. I wish the Lady Jay volleyball program much success in the coming seasons."

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