Posted On: 12/12/17 6:36 PM

One of the matriarchs of high school volleyball in Nebraska and the architect of the powerful Grand Island Northwest dynasty has coached her final match.

Diane Rouzee, who compiled a record of 768-183 in 30 years as the head coach at Northwest, informed her team Sunday night that she was retiring from coaching.

“There are a lot of golf courses out there that need to be played,” Rouzee joked Tuesday afternoon while reflecting on a career that lasted a lot longer than she originally thought it would.

You would be hard pressed to find another coach with the resume Rouzee put together while at Northwest. Her teams were consistently among the best in the state – regardless of class – and always fundamentally sound. Her teams played in a mind-boggling six consecutive Class B state championships in the midst their current streak of 17 straight trips to the state tournament. Those 17 straight trips are tied with Omaha Marian for the longest active streak and ranks fourth all-time, behind other great dynasties Bellevue West (20), Lincoln Pius X (20) and Columbus Scouts (18).

Rouzee said while she is definitely proud of what her teams have accomplished, she said it goes

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