PHOTOS: Honeybees begin 23rd season of Stephenville volleyball

Fran Metzger is the only head coach 2003 4A state champ and 2013 Region I-3A finalist Stephenville has known as it enters its 23rd season competing in the sport. Metzger is entering her 36th year coaching and 40th teaching. || Photo by The Flash Today


STEPHENVILLE (August 1, 2017) — The eight-minute mile behind them, the Honeybees went right to work on the fundamentals of setting and hitting Tuesday, the first day preseason volleyball practices were allowed by the UIL. Fran Metzger is the only head coach the program has ever known, directing the Bees to a state championship in 2003, a regional final in 2013 and many other playoff victories over the past 22 seasons. Metzger enters her 36th year coaching and 40th year teaching having won more than 600 matches and having coached in almost 1,000. The first game of season 23 at SHS is home at Gandy Gym next Tuesday against 5A Burleson. The varsity teams play between 6:30 and 7 p.m. following a 5:30 junior varsity match.


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