Volleyball coach leaves after 14 seasons

by Jacob Cole

Former head volleyball coach Stephanie Radecki accepted the head volleyball coaching position at Southern Mississippi.

Radecki spent 14 years at North Alabama and was going to be the head beach volleyball coach before she took the new job. Radecki accepted the Golden Eagle’s head indoor and beach volleyball job.

Radecki said in a press release that UNA will always be a special place to her.

“UNA has been such a huge part of my life and will continue to be so important to me,” Radecki said. “I feel unbelievably honored to be given this opportunity to lead the volleyball program at Southern Mississippi. UNA Volleyball has and will remain my family.  I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to lead this successful program and thankful for all the coaches, administrators, faculty and staff, and fans that have supported me over the years.”

Radecki finished her time at UNA with a 326-154 record while winning five Gulf South Conference titles, one NCAA South Central Region title and finishing as runner-up in the 2006 Division II National Championship. She added nine appearances in the NCAA tournament to her resume.

Radecki won regional Coach of the Year two times in her career, while also earning GSC Coach of the Year one time.

UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder said in the press release that the search for a new head indoor and beach volleyball coach will begin now, but Radecki will be remembered at UNA for her achievements.

“We certainly appreciate Stephanie’s contributions to our historic volleyball program’s success,” Linder said. “Her, her staff and her teams represented UNA very well on the court, in the classroom and within the community. We are thankful for her efforts and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”