After 30+ Years West Coach Newton Retires

West Volleyball, Softball Coach Retires
Posted on 03/16/2021
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Wausau West volleyball, softball coach of over 30 years resigns

March 15, 2021 | 3:13 pm
Sierra Rehm

WAOW — Officials from Wausau West High School say that long-time volleyball coach Cathy Newton is resigning.

According to the district, Newton has been coaching Warrior volleyball for 36 years, and has a 731 and 552 record. Under her coaching, the team went to three conference championships, multiple regional championships, seven sectional championships and seven state tournament appearances.

Adding on to the accolades, she coached 80 All-Conference players and 14 All-State athletes and touched the lives of more than 2,500 high school athletes.

And, volleyball wasn't the only sport she coached, Newton also coached softball for 33 years.

“I have been around many, many coaches and only a select few have done it so well for such a long time," Athletic Director Brian Miller said.

Newton made the following statement in her resignation:

“I have been fortunate to work with great players and great families. I’ve been blessed with assistants and administration that shared the same vision and passion for the sport. I’ve had the opportunity to work with fantastic student-athletes and multi-sport athletes. I’ll miss working with my returning athletes, but I will be able to see them grow into their roles next fall. I know they’ll do fine without me, but I’ll miss the daily contact in the season with truly genuine and great kids. I look forward to watching current and future graduates in playing, coaching, officiating, parenting, and career roles. It truly is one of the best rewards of coaching. Volleyball has been a part of my life for my entire teaching career, marriage, kids, and now into the next phase. I know I will really miss it and all of you, but I am looking forward to seeing summer and fall outside of the gym……Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way! I have so many great memories. It’s too hard to even begin to list them all. I look forward to watching the program grow and to being the number one Warrior volleyball fan. Thanks for your part in helping to make being a varsity volleyball coach a great experience. I’ll be a Warrior Volleyball fan forever and always available to my present and past players. Stop in and visit.”

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