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    Karisca Chambers named head volleyball coach at Cardinal


    Cardinal High School is pleased to announce that Karisca Chambers has been selected to be the head volleyball coach for the Huskies. The Board of Education approved her hiring at their February 11 meeting. She replaces Lisa Shirkey, who announced in December that she would not return as coach next year.

    Chambers is a 2008 graduate of Newbury High School, where she played both volleyball and basketball. She continued her volleyball playing career at Lakeland Community College and then at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, where she majored in English Education. She has coached volleyball and basketball at Kenston and at Newbury.

    Chambers' passion and enthusiasm for the sport of volleyball was evident during the interview process and she is excited to be taking over the very successful volleyball program at Cardinal.

    "I am extremely excited not only to be a part of this program but to be a Husky." she said. "I have always admired Cardinal and I cannot wait to bring energy and new ideas. There are big shoes to fill, but I am confident and ready for the challenge. I am exceptionally eager to get started and lead my team to a successful season. Go Huskies!"


    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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