The Daily Express

Owens Express Women's Volleyball Team Led by Archbold Grad

   The Owens Community College women's volleyball team is hoping to return to the national championships this year with the help of Assistant Coach Heather Grieser, an Archbold native.

   Grieser, a 1993 graduate of Archbold High School, returns for a second year with the Lady Express coaching staff, bringing a variety of volleyball experience as a coach and player. Last year, Grieser helped to lead the Lady Express to the national champions and to go undefeated in their division.

   "Last year, Heather had a lot of administrative coaching duties and this will be her first year having more responsibility as a coach on the court and during practice. She's shown that she can provide a lot of direction and leadership for our team and I'm very confident in her abilities as a coach," Head Coach Fred Aubuchon said.

   Grieser has served as president of the University of Toledo women's volleyball club for two years, as a volunteer coach for the University of Toledo Men's Volleyball Club and competes in beach volleyball tournaments and USA Volleyball. Last summer, she worked at a number of volleyball camps throughout Ohio and Michigan.

   Aubuchon said he believes Grieser is a great asset to his coaching staff. "Her knowledge of Northwest Ohio volleyball programs also will be an aid in recruiting," he said.

   "This is a great opportunity for me to break into coaching at a higher level," Grieser said. "I've really learned a lot about the game and about coaching which will help me in my future plans to be a high school coach."

   Grieser is the daughter of Tim and Sue Grieser of Archbold and the granddaughter of Ivan and Kathryn Grieser of Archbold.

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