Byrd volleyball coach Michelle Adamson recently lost her zeal for coaching and has decided to step away from the Lady Jackets’ gig she’s held for the past six years.

“It wasn’t because of anything with the program. It was just time,” Adamson said. “These girls deserve someone with energy – a spring chicken. The big 5-0 jumped on me last year and I’m tired.”

Adamson took over the Byrd volleyball program after a year as a non-varsity sport and turned the Lady Jackets into a competitive program. Byrd was 12-56 the first three years under Adamson and 52-33, including 17-9 last season, the past three years. 

Byrd athletic director Mike Suggs said the position is now being advertised through the LHSAA.

“We’re not sure how many volleyball coaches there are out there, but we want the best one we can get,” Suggs said. “Anyone interested in the job can also call me.”


Adamson said her husband’s job allows him to work just about anywhere in the Southeast and she didn’t want to leave her girls, or her school, in a lurch if there was a sudden move.

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