Logansport has filled its two coaching vacancies for the fall sports season with hires that were approved at Monday’s school board meeting.
Dena Kuhn was hired as the new volleyball coach, while Adam Thompson is the new boys tennis coach.
Kuhn was the junior varsity volleyball coach this past fall. She was the freshman coach the year before.
“I’m just really excited about the upcoming season,” she said. “We have a good group of girls to start with and we’re looking to do great things this year.”
Kuhn teaches physical education at Columbia and Fairview elementary schools. She has been an assistant track coach at Logansport the last 15 years.
She is married to Randy Kuhn, the track coach and a supervisor of athletic events for Logansport. She has a daughter in the volleyball program, Cheyanne Camp, a sophomore hitter and setter.
She takes over for Jon Vernon, who resigned following last season.
The Berries will return several players from last year’s team that went 19-14, including All-Loganland performers Sydney Bullard and Katie Easter.
“It should be a pretty good season. The girls just need to come together and play together and we should be strong,” Kuhn said. “I just want to try to make it my program. ... I want to do things my way and have the girls head in the team direction and see what we can do. We need to be physically and mentally tough. We’ll see what that can bring.”
Logan athletic director Greg Fisher said Kuhn is bringing enthusiasm as well as coaching experience.
“We’re excited that she’s so excited. She has been around athletics at Logansport for a long time. She has a great understanding of our competition and our conference, and she has a good background of dealing with athletes at all levels,” he said. “No. 1, she’s confident and really excited to head our program, and we’re excited for her.”