TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College announced Tuesday that head volleyball coach and retention coordinator Julie Sherbeyn has submitted her letter of resignation, effective May 31, 2019.
The resignation was approved Tuesday evening at the EWC Board of Trustees monthly meeting.
“Julie has been an outstanding employee and coach,” EWC President Dr. Lesley Travers said in a release from the college. “EWC will miss her energy and passion for our students. She worked very well with all of our student athletes and provided some real strength on our retention team. She is a class act, and I wish the very best for her.”
Sherbeyn has coached the Lady Lancers since 2014. Her overall record at the helm of the Lady Lancer program is 52-126.
Eastern Wyoming was coming off a 4-27 season in 2018. During the season, EWC experienced multiple double-digit losing streaks and missed the Region IX playoffs for the first time in program history.
This season, the Lady Lancers won their first match of the season before losing 12 straight. Later in the season, the team lost additional 11 consecutive matches before winning two of its final six matches.
Sherbeyn improved the team from six wins in her first season in 2014 to 14 in her second. The following season was the best season under Sherbeyn when the Lady Lancers finished 21-12 before seeing their season come to a close with a pair losses at the Region IX Tournament.
Since that season, the win total has dropped each season, reaching an all-time low in 2018 with only four.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Lancer family and will consider myself a Lancer for life, but I’ve decided now is a good time to pursue other interests,” Sherbeyn said in the release. “At this time, I am doing what I feel is best for me, my family, and for the future of EWC volleyball.”
EWC will soon begin the process of hiring only its third coach in program history so that individual will be in a position to recruit next year’s team.