Kennewick graduate Julie Maciboba will be back in the gym representing the Lions this fall, just as a coach not a player.
The 2005 graduate was hired to take over the volleyball program earlier this summer. Previous coach Scott Carswell resigned after taking the Lions to their first state tournament in school history last season.
"I'm excited," Maciboba said. "I'm anxious to get started."
Maciboba played collegiately at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, coaching three years of club volleyball while playing. She coached the Lewiston High sophomore team, while finishing up her college degree. Last year, she coached the Richland High junior varsity team.