Branson High School has a new head volleyball coach. Francie McBride will take over the program for the 2020-2021 school year. She replaces Kailey Bridges who resigned last month. The announcement was made at the board of education meeting Thursday night.
McBride has been the head coach at Winona High School since 1997. Her teams have earned 14 trips to the MSHSAA Final Four and earned five State Championships (2001; 2006; 2012; 2013; and 2014). McBride has been named Coach of the Year by the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association five times and is a member of the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
“We welcome Francie to our coaching staff and our community,” said David Large, activities director. “She built a very successful and respected volleyball program at Winona. We are pleased to bring someone with her credentials to Branson High School and our volleyball program.”
“I am blessed to be joining the Branson School District,” said McBride. “I have a great passion and enthusiasm for the game of volleyball and I am extremely excited to start this new journey here.”