Kori Clements to Take Over Lady Sandies Volleyball
Amarillo Independent School District Director of Athletics, Brad Thiessen has announced that Kori Clements will be presented, upon board approval, as the Head Volleyball Coach for Amarillo High School.
Clements replaces longtime coach Jan Barker who has announced her retirement effective the end of the school year.
Kori (Cooper) Clements, graduated from Amarillo High after being part of a state championship in 2005 for AHS. She went on to the University of Nebraska where in 2006 she helped Nebraska win a NCAA National Championship. While a four year letterman at Nebraska, she was All Big 12 three years in a row.
Coach Clements began her coaching career as an assistant volleyball coach at Amarillo High for two years before taking the head volleyball position at Grapevine High School. While at Grapevine, she led them to the regional quarterfinals and the regional finals before accepting the position at Cedar Park High School. In her first year at Cedar Park, Coach Clements took the Lady Timberwolves to the state finals before losing to Amarillo High in the State Championship game in 2016. This past year, she has been the Director of Volleyball Operations at Texas Tech University.
“We are so excited to name Kori Clements as the Head Volleyball Coach at Amarillo High School. As a graduate of Amarillo High, she has a real passion for AHS and the traditions of that school.” said Thiessen. “Her success in the sport of volleyball has been at every level. We are very confident in her ability to carry on the level of play expected at Amarillo High.
Clements received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 and a Masters of Science degree in 2011 both from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.