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By Gini Davis
Community Editor 

Coach Baltrusch 'set' for 500th volleyball win


August 22, 2019

Photo courtesy of Anna Baltrusch

Anna Baltrusch coaches the Lady Dawgs to their second-place finish in the 2015 3A State Tournament.

Ask Anna Baltrusch, set to begin her 23rd season as Creswell High School's head volleyball coach, knows what it takes to be a successful prep volleyball coach, and she doesn't cite deep knowledge of the game, strategy, or talent for honing players' skills.

"You've got to know why you do what you do," said Baltrusch, a Creswell Middle School teacher for 19 years. "You coach kids to coach kids; it's not just that you really love the sport – it's that you love kids and helping them become stronger, better people. It's about team attitude and unity."

Her approach has proven sound: Currently 1...

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