LISBON, OH – In a recent development, the Lisbon community has welcomed the esteemed Dana Blackburn as the new head volleyball coach for the Lisbon Lady Blue Devil volleyball team at David Anderson High School. Blackburn, a familiar name in the local sports scene who has previously made significant contributions to YSN (Your Sports Network), brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for mentoring young athletes.

With a career spanning over 35 years, Blackburn is set to bring her expertise to the high school level after making her mark at the middle school level. Emphasizing the importance of timing in her decision to take on this new role, Blackburn expressed that her current life stage allows her the time and dedication needed to build a successful program.

Notably, Blackburn aims to instill a strong work ethic, accountability, and character in her players, values she has honed through her extensive coaching experience. Furthermore, she envisions empowering her team to compete at the highest level within their league, with a particular eye on achieving parity with their formidable opponents from the EOAC.

In addition to her focus on on-court performance, Blackburn intends to collaborate with the wider community, recognizing the pivotal roles that coaches and community members play in the development of young athletes. As she and football head coach Bill Meek share the common ground of working in child development, they plan to integrate their programs and encourage community engagement throughout the season.

Expressing her excitement at this new chapter in her coaching career, Blackburn views this opportunity as the culmination of her years of commitment and hard work in coaching. With her proven track record and unwavering dedication to her craft, Blackburn’s appointment signifies a promising era for Lisbon’s volleyball program.

As the fall sports season approaches, the Lisbon community eagerly anticipates the positive impact that Coach Dana Blackburn is poised to bring to the Lady Blue Devil volleyball team. Her formidable leadership and extensive experience are set to shape the young athletes under her tutelage, ensuring a bright future for the program and its players.