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Posted April 6th, 2012 12:40 PM IP
Jen Lauber steps away from her coaching duties after five brilliant years at Madison in which she compiled an atstounding 124-17 record and won a district championship each year she was Rams head coach. Lauber walks away as the 7th winningest coach in Ohio high school volleyball history with 576 career wins.
After an impressive 25 year volleyball coaching career, Jen Lauber has stepped down as Madison's head volleyball coach after five successful seasons with the program.
Lauber made her decision so she can follow her daughter Kenzie's collegiate volleyball career which will begin this fall at Division III power house Juanita College in central Pennsylvania, who has made the NCAA championships 31 years running. Kenzie was an All-Ohio hitter and setter under her mother's tutelage at Madison, playing a big role in the Rams success over the last four seasons.
Under Lauber the Rams went an impressive 124-17, capturing four Ohio Cardinal Conference championships and five district crowns. Lauber led Madison to state three times in 2008, 10' & 11', finishing as the #1 ranked team in Division II at the end of the regular season last year with a final record of 26-3.
Lauber currently ranks as the 7th winningest coach in Ohio High School volleyball history with 576 career wins, just three wins shy of cracking the top five. She could have easily eclipsed Archbold's Char Sharp for the most all-time wins (617) had she stuck around at Madison for at least two more seasons.
Lauber did say in a recent interview "Never say never" when asked if she would consider a return to coaching once her daughter graduates from college, leaving the door open at least a crack for now. Lauber is only 48.
(Edited by RedRage2014)