McGee leaving James River to take college volleyball position at Hollins University

Dave McGee is leaving James River after eight years to take a college job. [PHOTO: Brian Hoffman]
Dave McGee won’t be coaching volleyball games this fall at James River. Instead, he won’t be coaching games at Hollins University.

McGee has resigned as coach at James River High School to take a job as head coach at Hollins. Neither team will be competing this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, but once Hollins gets back on the floor Dave will be guiding the team. He was named interim head coach at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference school, a conference that has cancelled all sports activity through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

“Hollins is fortunate to find a coach like Dave McGee in our own backyard,” said Hollins Director of Athletics Myra Sims . “Dave has a strong reputation in the region for his work as a high school coach, both at James River and at Bath County, and for his work with Roanoke United Volleyball Club. His teams have consistently advanced to district, region and state tournament play, so it is clear that he is able to execute effective coaching strategies. His educational background in sports psychology and as a USA Volleyball level 1 and 2 certified coach also gives him a strong base for player development and recruiting. Dave’s approach to coaching centers on creating a positive environment and developing respectful relationships with the athletes. I think his philosophy of developing players on and off the court will work really well at Hollins.”

Since 2010, McGee has been the head volleyball coach of the 16’s Open team for the Roanoke United Volleyball Club, and, since 2012, has been the head coach of the James River High School volleyball team. While at James River, he has led the Knights to five district championships and two region championships and took the team to the VHSL state quarterfinals in 2012. 

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to coach at Hollins,” McGee said. “I’ve met the team and they seem like a wonderful group of athletes to work with. I look forward to the season and hope to continue the growing success of Hollins volleyball.”

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