UW-Parkside head volleyball coach Dominic Yoder has decided to step down from his position for personal reasons.

“With my family’s on-going health care needs and needed support, I feel with a heavy heart that I will have to step away from coaching.” Yoder said.

In just his first season, Yoder coached the Rangers to a 13-17 overall record to go along with an 8-10 record in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. At the end of his season, Yoder saw senior Lexi Turek make the All-GLVC team and surpass 1,000 career kills.

“Our volleyball program was in great hands under Dominic’s direction and leadership, and we will miss his competitive spirit and vision for the program,” Parkside athletic director Andrew Gavin said. “We wish the Yoder family our best and thank them for their time as Rangers.”

Yoder’s official last day at Parkside be Dec. 31.

Parkside officials said a national search for a new volleyball coach will begin immediately..

Wrestling

UW-PARKSIDE: The Rangers easily won their home opener on Wednesday night by defeating UW-Stevens Point 35-6 in the DeSimone Gymnasium on the Parkside campus in Somers.

Pernevlon Shepperd got the Rangers on their way by pinning Steve Collins in 26 seconds in a 157-pound match. Tre Vaughn Craig followed with a pin over Jordan Weinzeti at 165-pounds.

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