Head Volleyball Coach Anastasia (Stacy) Downer
Penn State DuBois names Stacy Downer as Head Volleyball Coach
With the start of the Fall semester approaching quickly the PSU DuBois campus has appointed Anastasia (Stacy) Downer as the head volleyball coach. Campus AD, Ken Nellis stated "We conducted a regional search for a new volleyball coach in June with several candidates applying for the position. Stacy was the best fit for the campus and the volleyball program, I am happy to have her on the staff." Nellis continued "Stacy's primary objective will be to recruit students who seek a quality Penn State education and want to continue to play volleyball at a high level".
Stacy is a local product, born and raised in Dubois where she played high school volleyball and continued to play at Penn State DuBois where she earned an Associates of Science in Business Administration degree. Stacy's previous coaching experience was at DuBois Central Catholic. Stacy is employed as an Accounting Assistant at Magnet Applications in DuBois, she is married to Chris Downer and they have 3 children; Blake, Antonia, and Peter
The PSUAC conference is very competitive in volleyball and building a team to challenge for the conference championship may take several years. Perennial powers PSU Fayette, Beaver, Brandywine, and Mont Alto all have quality teams. Stacy commented "I am looking forward to the challenge of building a team and turning the volleyball program into a winning team where young ladies want to come to PSUD to play".
The 2014 volleyball season gets underway on September 3rd with the first home game on Sept. 9th at 7pm in the Multipurpose Building Gym.