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October 25, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Get over to Fife to honor volleyball coach Jan Kirk

It’s not to late to head over to Fife High School, where they are honoring longtime volleyball coach Jan Kirk tonight (Monday) as the Trojans play their final home match against Steilacoom.

Jan is a legend in the volleyball world. Her career, which started at Lakotah Junior High in Federal Way back in 1971, spans 40 years. This is her 24th year at Fife, where she has won 18 league titles (closing in on 19, if they haven’t clinched already) and 14 district titles. She has taken the Trojans to state 20 out of 23 years, winning four state titles.

They currently are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, so her players could well send her out in style with a fifth crown.

She told me her record coming into this season was an amazing 612-144.

This year’s team has not lost a set in league play, which is pretty impressive. One supporter told me the seniors on the team have not lost a set in league play over the past three years (Fife was in the Nisqually League preior to this season).

They moved the varsity match up to 6:15 and the ceremony will follow. Go pay tribute to a great coach.

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