Posted On: 03/31/20 4:40 PM

The Eastern Midlands Conference has always been a tough conference for volleyball in Nebraska.  With Gretna and Elkhorn South exiting to the Metro Conference last year, a familiar face is coming back to the conference with the hiring of Jenny Gragert to coach the new Elkhorn North Wolves.  Gragert played volleyball at Elkhorn and then UNK before an injury ended her playing career. She was an assistant at Yutan before taking over as the head coach. She was with the Lady Chieftains for four years. She then became the Elkhorn Antlers head coach in 2002. During Gragert’s tenure as head coach at EHS, they went to state nine years, were two time Class B state champions, one time Class B 3rd place finishers and one time 3rd place finishers in Class A. Since stepping down as head coach in 2014 she has been coaching club and junior high volleyball in Elkhorn.

When I visited with Gragert about her return to coaching she said, "The main reason I stepped down from coaching in the first place was to spend more time with my family. My kids were elementary and middle school age and their youth sports

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