By Makaila Deptula
Penn Manor has started the year off with two new varsity coaches: Tim Joyce who coaches the girls volleyball team and Brenda Spicer, new head cheerleading coach.
After serving as assistant coach for almost 10 years, Joyce, also an English teacher at Penn Manor has now stepped up to the head coach for the girls varsity volleyball team.
“I intend to continue with the traditions that have made this program so successful,” said Coach Joyce.
His passion for volleyball started when he played in high school.
“Coaching seemed like a good way to stay involved in the game,” said Joyce.
Not many changes have been made this season other than having a team-wide conditioning program. His expectations is become the strongest team that they can be through this season.
The cheerleaders new coach, Brenda Spicer has had experience coaching an All Star cheerleading team and now has taken over Penn Manors cheer team.
Coach Spicer said that strives for crowd participation. She has made changes like having all teams including JV, varsity and freshman all practice together to “ strengthen the bond as an organization as a whole.”
The girls kept tradition and went to overnight cheer camp over the summer and gained a lot of new material to use this new season.