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Louisville volleyball coach Anne Kordes resigns, will finish season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville volleyball coach Anne Kordes announced Thursday that she is resigning for personal reasons at the end of the 2016 season. 

"It has been an honor and privilege to have had Anne guiding our volleyball program for the last six years,” Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said in a release. “I wish her and her daughter, Mary, the best as they embark upon the next chapter in their lives. I am exceedingly grateful to Anne for her dedication to the University of Louisville, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for her. We will miss her enthusiasm and vigor around our department, but as a former student-athlete and coach at U of L, she will remain a Cardinal forever.”

Kordes has a career record of 272-135 and is 130-60 during her stint at Louisville.  She coached the Cardinals Cardinals to two Big East championships (2011, 2012), an AAC title (2013) and an ACC championship (2015) and she was named Conference Coach of the Year on eight occasions during her career, most recently as the 2015 ACC Coach of the Year.

She said in a release from the school that she is leaving the profession for family reasons.

“It’s with extremely strong emotions that I am announcing my decision to end my career as a Division I volleyball coach,” said Kordes. “The last 20 years in this business have been a dream come true. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work for so many wonderful people during my time in coaching, but especially Tom Jurich at Louisville. He treats his athletic department like family and I could not be more thankful to him.  There are aspects of every job that can be challenging and at this point in my life I am finding it hard to be the mom I want to be to my daughter because of the grind and travel of the recruiting season. There is no way around it if you want to be successful as recruiting is your life-line. My struggle isn't the work, it's the work out of town. I consider myself to be lucky because of what I have been able to experience as a coach, especially at the University of Louisville. I also consider myself lucky because of what I get to experience as a mom.”

Jurich, who will begin a national search immediately for her successor, said “I continue to be committed to building programs that contend for national championships.” 

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