Kenmore West Girls Volleyball Coach Celebrated for Commitment to Sportsmanship
Coach Strong and Section VI President Al Gens
Kenmore West High School Girls Varsity Volleyball coach Kelly Strong was recognized by Section VI for her commitment to coaching with the ideals of sportsmanship always as one of her pillars.
The Recognition Awards Dinner was held Wednesday, August 30 at the Columns Banquet Facility in Elma.
Coach Strong has been coaching girl’s volleyball at
Kenmore West since 1999. She has been
head varsity coach since the 2003 competitive season. Her match record within
the Niagara Frontier League (NFL) is 137-58, a winning rate off 70 percent. Since 2003
the Lady Blue Devils have captured five league championships, the last in 2015.
Kelly has been teaching physical education at
Lindbergh Elementary School in the Ken-Ton Schools since 2000. She was selected as the Kenmore West Coach of
the Year in 2004. She has served on various curriculum and wellness committees
in her career and has been a dedicated professional throughout her time.
Coach Strong graduated from Lancaster High School
and played volleyball for legendary coach Sue Pernick. Kelly and four sisters (Schrantz) all played
at Lancaster and each played four years collegiately. Kelly played four years
at Division 1 (Canisius College).