In the first nine years of Trinity Valley Community College’s volleyball program, Tosha Spain was the only head coach.
Earlier this week, Spain announced that she was resigning and will soon take the position of girls’ athletic director/head volleyball coach at her alma mater, Eustace High School, where she graduated in 2001 and played volleyball for legendary coach Chuck Powers, who is retiring after 42 years with over 900 wins.
Her tenure at TVCC will officially come to a close after the Lady Cards’ annual Volleyball Camp in June and the college has begun the search for her replacement.
“This was a very difficult decision,” Spain said. “I love the college and the program we have built. The past nine years have been special.
“In the end, the opportunity to go back home and follow Coach Powers and lead the girls’ athletic department was one I couldn’t turn down. It’s a chance to give back to a place that is extremely special to me.
“I will forever be grateful to the college for the opportunity it gave me to build the program. I’ve had the privilege of working with some great young ladies and working with dedicated and talented people.”
Spain’s record at Trinity Valley was 184-119, with a 75-19 mark in the last three seasons. She took the Lady Cards to five Region XIV tournaments and received an at-large bid in the NJCAA Tournament and finished in fifth place this season, with notable wins against regional runner-up Navarro and regional champion Tyler.
Including her three years at Athens High School, where she went 65-48, her overall head coaching record is 249-167.
She led the Lady Hornets to two playoff appearances, including one trip to the regional semifinals.
As a player, she won the MVP honor at Eustace her senior year and played her college career at Navarro and A&M-Commerce, where was a team captain.
She was a P.E. teacher and head volleyball coach at Eustace Junior High and also coached basketball and track before she left for Athens.