Chapel Hill High School has selected 20-year college volleyball veteran, Jody Brown to replace North Carolina’s winningest high school volleyball coach, Sherry Norris.

Brown coached at Florida Atlantic University for 18 years, during which he received A-Sun Coach of the Year honors, Brown and his family moved to Chapel Hill, when his wife, Michelle, was hired as UNC’s Director of the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.

Following the successful legacy of Norris, Brown has now been brought on and says he is confident about the atmosphere of entering into the volleyball program.

“When somebody does something right, going into their gym is a little bit easier,” says Brown. “They have things in place; they have a winning attitude; they have a winning spirit with the school.”

Brown also says he admires Norris and the impact that she has left on the program and the athletes.

“I have such great deal of respect for what she has done here, and so do the athletes, and so do the parents,” says Brown. “I am just in support to be a part of that.”

Brown says that desires to keep the passion for volleyball alive in these athletes long after their high school careers.

“My ultimate goal is to get these kids to fall in love with volleyball,” says Brown, “so that they keep playing it until they are 60, 70 years old.”

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