Following four successful seasons with Ruston High School in Louisiana, Amanda Cauley has decided to resign her head coaching position.
Cauley built the Ruston program from the ground up, raising the team to be regular contenders for the Division I, District 1 title in each of her four seasons with the team. This past season, the Lady Bearcats posted a 17-8 overall record that included a state playoff berth along with an 8-0 league mark. For her efforts with the team in 2017, Cauley was named the 2017 Times All-Region Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Cauley had two seniors that saw her through her four years with Ruston, Reanne Ginn and Reagan Lee. Lee earned a volleyball scholarship to play at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Her decision to leave the program heads back to her family, as she wants to spend more time with her three daughters and their developing athletic careers. Her daughters are ages 12, 9 and 6 and are currently participating in volleyball, softball and basketball.
Cauley will continue to teach for Ruston as a drama, public speaking, physical education and journey to careers teacher. Though she decided to leave the program she does not want to leave the sport altogether, wanting to continue to help with camps and improving the opportunities for volleyball.