Jill Stucky is back as the Laramie High School volleyball coach. The announcement came from Laramie High School AD Ron Wagner.

This will be Stucky’s second stint as head coach in Laramie. She went 18-48 in 2013 and 2014 with one state tournament appearance.

Ironically, Stucky is replacing the coach that replaced her, Becky Baker. She left for an assistant coaching role with the University of Wyoming on Jan. 30. Stucky was as an assistant coach under Baker in 2019, serving as the sophomore coach.

After stepping down the first time in 2014, Stucky has been coaching on the club circuit with youth from ages nine to 18. Stucky is a former player at UW in the ‘90s and was an assistant coach for the Cowgirls from 2008-2012. She was also an assistant at Kansas for 10 seasons.

Stucky told WyoPreps’ David Settle that she’s gained more perspective since her first time coaching Laramie.

“I just feel so much more comfortable with the level of kid that you get at that age group.”

The Lady Plainsmen were 19-17 last season, which included a 4-2 record in the Southeast Quadrant. They finished runner-up at the 4A East Regional Volleyball Championships and went 1-2 at last year’s state tournament. They return all but two players from the 2019 squad, including junior-to-be Alexis Stucky, who is a two-time All-State selection. She is the daughter of Jill Stucky.

Laramie has a streak of reaching the state tourney five consecutive years. Their best finish during that stretch was second-place in 2018.

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