Cindy Dorsey, Clermont Northeastern head varsity volleyball coach, was honored recently by her friends, family, team, and co-workers.
She was presented with awards and remembrances in recognition of the 100th victory of her varsity coaching career at CNE. The actual presentation was made on the evening of her 131st win that took place last month in Owensville in a victory over New Richmond.
A former Rocket volleyball standout herself, she began her varsity coaching career at her alma mater in the autumn of the 1997-98 school year.
“My first win was against Bethel in 1997,” she recalled. The first season was frustrating with the Blue and Gold going 6-15, but from that year on the Rockets have displayed some very good teams. Her final season records through her career to the present campaign are 13-10 (1998), 13-8 (1999), 18-5 (2000), 6-16 (2001), 11-12 (2002), 7-9 (2003), 20-3 (2004), and 20-1 (2005).
"I was very touched," said Dorsey of the night she was honored. "It was a complete shock, but I thought something unusual was going on. I saw my whole family was there. I was pretty sure something was up."
During her stellar 10-year career as the head of the Blue and Gold's volleyball program, Dorsey has mentored five Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) championship teams. Her success has earned her recognition by her peers by being selected four times (1999-2000-2004-2005) as the SBC American Division coach of the year.