On Tuesday night, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of Savanna Benbow as Alexander Central High School Head Volleyball Coach.A 2009 graduate of North Iredell High School, Benbow played Volleyball all four years of high school, and was part of a State Championship winning team her Senior season. During her time in college at East Carolina, she was part of the club volleyball team. Prior coaching experience includes serving as a coach for the IC Stars Volleyball Club from 2015-2020 as well as serving as an assistant coach for Troutman Middle School for 2017 and 2018.
Benbow commented “I am so excited to have the privilege to be part of the Alexander Central High School volleyball team. Volleyball has always been a passion of mine and I am looking forward to sharing it. I want to thank Principal Gordon Palmer and Athletic Director Nathan Robinson for entrusting me to take on the leadership responsibility. I look forward to working with the girls and assistant coaches to make it a fun and successful season, Go Cougars!!!!!”
Benbow and her husband, Clint, currently reside in Troutman with their one year old daughter and their two dogs. Benbow holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Community Services with a concentration in Early Intervention from East Carolina University and she also holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Salem College.
Alexander Central High School Athletic Director Nathan Robinson commented on the hire by saying “I am excited about our hiring of Savanna Benbow to guide our Volleyball program. Savanna has a wealth of knowledge of the game and she will be a good leader for our young ladies. I feel that Coach Benbow has the energy and enthusiasm to continue to grow our team and take them to new heights.”
Robinson also noted that a meet and greet with Coach Benbow for current players, future players and parents will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 6:00 PM in the school auditorium.