Volleyball gets new head coach

Lizzy Lamm

Next year, head volleyball coach, Rebekah Almanza, will be giving up her position to a new head coach. Almanza has been the head coach at CPHS for ten years, and in that time she has been named All Central Texas Coach of the Year twice and has been given the honor of coaching in the All Star game this summer.

“What I will miss about coaching are the girls,” Almanza said. “It’s fun to get to know them and to watch them grow and succeed. Coach Womack and Coach Teuton are two of my closest friends and I will miss working with them every day. I have a ton of respect for them as coaches as well.”

Almanza said that she will also miss the competition of the volleyball season.  

“Coaching is like trying to figure out a rubix cube,” Almanza said. “It’s so rewarding when all of the pieces finally fit.”

Almanza decided to not coach next year so she could spend more time at home with her three boys.

“It was a tough decision, but necessary for my family,” Almanza said. “Luckily, Mrs. Spelman has worked very hard to keep me on this campus teaching next year. I love Cedar Park and am so thankful to be able to stay here and be a part of this culture of success.”

The new head coach will be Mr. Chad Jones, who has been a high school volleyball coach in Texas for the past 10 years.  He has coached at Tascosa High School and most recently at Coronado High School in Lubbock where he served as the Girl’s Athletic Coordinator as well as Head Volleyball Coach. 

Jones was also the District 2-5A Coach of the Year in 2012, 2011, 2007 and 2003 and has a career record of 255-148.  He served on the Texas Girls Coaches Association – 5A All State Committee in 2011 and 2012 and was the clinic speaker in 2013.