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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 28, 2006

Andrea King Resigns as Assistant Volleyball Coach

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State volleyball program and head coach Anna Tool have announced the resignation of Andrea King as assistant coach. King will work till May 31 and is leaving due to personal reasons. King is planning on marriage in the summer of 2007 and returning to her home state of Indiana.

"I wish she was staying - we have very similar coaching philosophies," Tool said. "She has been a huge asset in recruiting and we will fully utilize her in this position until the end of May. I wish her the best in her future plans, both on a personal and career level.

King helped mentor the Bearcats to a 15-19 overall record in 2005. Two student-athletes were named to the All-MIAA Honorable Mention squad and five Bearcats were selected to the Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

King, a four-year member of the Butler (Ind.) University volleyball team, became the first full-time Northwest assistant volleyball coach when she began her duties on June 30, 2005. Prior to Northwest, King spent three seasons of coaching at Speedway (Ind.) High School in Indianapolis, Ind.

King graduated from Butler in 2002 with a degree in elementary education and received her masters degree in middle school science endorsement from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in May 2005.

"We really appreciate Andrea's contributions and wish her well in her professional and personal endeavors," said director of athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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