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Decker Resigns as Lander Head Volleyball Coach

GREENWOOD - Lander University head volleyball coach Carla Decker announced today that she will resign her position at the end of the academic year in order to relocate to another part of the country.

"I am mixed with emotions about leaving Lander," said Decker. "I will miss the players and their families and I have cherished the time I had with them. I also appreciate the many great people I have had the opportunity to work with while being a part of this program.

"I am excited to begin a new chapter in my life and can only do that because of the support the team and Lander University has given me."

Decker, who has coached at Lander for six years with an overall 107-87 record, is a two-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year and led Lander to its first NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament in 2008.

According to Lander Athletic Director Jeff May, Coach Decker will direct the team's spring training and will assist during the transition of hiring a new head coach.

"We thank Coach Decker for her work over the past six years," said May. "She has raised the emphasis on our women's volleyball program. We wish her much success with her future endeavors."

A search for a new head coach will begin in the next few days.