Westosha Central Dismisses Volleyball Coach After Post-Season Ban

  0 Braden Keith | December 28th, 2016 | High School, News

Westosha Central High School in Wisconsin has dismissed head girls’ volleyball coach Charlie Berg, who had worked for the school for 40 years.

Berg started as a freshman coach for the school and was promoted to head coach in 1985. He led the team to 19 state championship appearances and 5 Wisconsin State Championships, but his tenure will end on a sour note after the school was barred from post-season play last season.

The team played in one too many tournaments last year, violating a WIAA bylaw limiting such entries to 7. Berg, who called it a “scheduling error,” said that he wasn’t going to resign after the appeal to the WIAA was denied, but this week the School Board and administration decided to terminate him anyway.

In spite of the post-season ban, Westosha Central still finished atop the Southern Lakes Conference standings with an 8-1 record in conference play and a 36-10 record overall. The club will see a near-wholesale change in leadership next season; besides the change in head coach, the team also graduates 5 seniors (and both captains) from its 12-player varsity roster, and will have just 1 junior, Devin Gillespie, return to the varsity squad next year.

MaxPreps ranked the team as the 7th-best in Wisconsin last season.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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