TOME—With district play on the horizon, longtime Valencia High School volleyball coach Melissa Marberry-Profitt has resigned, effective immediately. Assistant coach Leslie Owen was named interim head coach.
The Jaguars’ record this season under Marberry-Profitt was 7-4. VHS is among the favorites when action in District 5 4A begins Oct. 10.
In her resignation letter to Wilson Holland, Los Lunas Schools director of athletics, Marberry-Profitt said, in part, “Thank you for the opportunity to work with the volleyball program at Valencia High School. Currently, I have decided to take more time with my family and focus on my teaching.” Marberry-Profitt told News-Bulletin she had no further comment at this time.
Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.