Photo:  Coach Amy Hendrichovsky meets with her returning players this past week.


 It is with great excitement that the St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (SBA) Athletic Department announces the hiring of veteran volleyball coach Amy Hendrihovsky as their new volleyball program.

  After spending almost twenty years coaching at the NCAA I and II levels, Coach Hendrihovsky has enjoyed the challenge of taking a group of individuals and blending the cultures and values into becoming a team that is united on reaching a common goal.  The last seven years she was given the opportunity of being a Head Coach and gaining quality experience building a competitive culture, recruiting quality athletes, improving the athlete’s knowledge of the game, as well as managing and leading the day-to-day responsibilities of a women’s volleyball program at the NCAA-I level.  With her knowledge, experience and confidence as a leader, she will certainly be an asset to the storied SBA volleyball program and overall athletic coaching staff.

  Coach Hendrihovsky says of her experience and philosophy, “Prior to her collegiate coaching career, I completed her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics.  My original plan was to teach and coach at the high school level. Although I chose a different path initially and thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the collegiate level, I do feel the best thing for my career and family was to move near our family in Memphis and pursue coaching at the high school level. My main purpose during my coaching tenure has been to guide incoming student-athletes into becoming confident, courageous and disciplined young women prepared for the world ahead of them. I had inspiring coaches at the high school and collegiate level that guided me through the maturation of child to adult and I believe I can continue my purpose at the high school level as well. Such beliefs have enabled me to become a positive and effective coach as well as a leader. With this opportunity at SBA, I will work hard to move our volleyball program forward and serve as a positive role model for the athletes, students and community. The quality experiences I have had the last twenty years have contributed to my development as an educator and belief in what is important in building a consistent championship level team as well. By showing care for the athletes, combined with my love and passion for the game, will foster a culture of commitment, integrity, gratefulness learning and resiliency. We will establish a solid work ethic that spreads beyond the court into a complete intellectual and physical way of life. It’s an honor to be here and we’ve already hit the ground running with player and parents’ meetings, scheduling and summer workouts. I’m excited for the opportunity.” 

 In making the announcement about the hiring of Coach Hendrichovsky, Athletic Director Will Hudgens said, “I cannot express in words how excited we are to have Coach H with us at SBA. We wanted the best and we got the best. It is so exciting to me, as a new AD, to be able to announce that she is joining our staff. Look for great things and state contenders coming from SBA.”

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