ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's volleyball coach Sabrina Bingham has resigned her position to take on a new role as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the Abilene Youth Sports Authority.
Bingham takes over the new position with the AYSA, a program she has committed her time with even during her coaching tenure at HSU. The AYSA will open the brand new Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center in February.
"I am sad to leave Hardin-Simmons, but I am also grateful for a new opportunity and challenge to help grow the game of volleyball in Abilene," said Bingham. "I am passionate about the game and to get to influence the lives of our youth. Hardin-Simmons is a great place, but this is where I feel I am being led and am excited to get started."
"My time at HSU was great. It's an amazing place to work. I will miss being around the ladies I have had the privilege of coaching. I feel I have grown as a coach, mentor and leader through my time at HSU and I am ready to use those talents for the youth of Abilene."
Bingham, who is the school's all-time winningest volleyball coach, finished her career with a record of 247-151 in her 13 seasons with the school. She led the Cowgirls to American Southwest titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Her teams advanced to the ASC tournament in all but one season of her tenure and she made four trips to the NCAA Tournament. The team won a non-scholarship era record 29 games in both 2011 and 2012.
She was the ASC coach of the year on four different occasions and coached a pair of All-Americans – Kaela Parnell and Madison Reyes.
"While we regret to see Sabrina leave HSU, we are thrilled that she is staying in Abilene and working with the Abilene Youth Sports Authority," said HSU director of athletics John Neese.
"It's exciting that the rest of our community will see the type of transformational leadership she displays every day. We have been fortunate that she has been a leader on our campus since 2007 and we are grateful for all that she has accomplished with our volleyball program.
"She leaves a remarkable legacy that is unequaled in the history of volleyball at HSU. I'm eager to see what she will accomplish with the AYSA."
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