Petroski no longer FSCC volleyball coach

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fort Scott Community College Athletic Director J.D. Ettore confirmed in an e-mail to the Fort Scott Tribune Thursday morning that Sonya Petroski is no longer the head volleyball coach at the school.

"Since this is a personnel matter I am not able to answer any specific questions surrounding the matter," Ettore said in the e-mail.

Whether Petroski re-signed or was fired was not stated in the letter.

Assistant coach Steve Kramer has assumed head coaching duties. His first match in charge took place Wednesday night at Arnold Arena, a 3-game sweep of Labette, which is in last place in the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division. Petroski was present, watching from the stands and her former players went to the stands after the match.

Petroski, who also played at FSCC under her predecessor Angie Kemmerer, was in her third season as head coach. She had an overall record of 14-69 (3-27 in conference matches).

Fort Scott is currently in eighth place in the Jayhawk Conference East at 2-6 and is 5-17 overall. However, the Greyhounds currently stand 11th among the 12 colleges that play Division II volleyball in Region VI -- all the regular East schools plus Butler and independent Hesston -- which wouldn't be good enough to make the playoffs if the season ended today. They are within a half-game of eighth place with two regional matches remaining, the first one Wednesday against Neosho County at Arnold Arena.