One of the most successful volleyball coaches in Kansas high school history, Bryan Otte, has stepped down at Valley Center High School, feeling it was just time for a change.
“I don’t really have any immediate plans right now in terms of coaching,” he said.
An 11-year run as head coach at Moundridge High School produced five state championships before Otte took over at Valley Center in 2008. During his six years at Valley Center, the Hornets won 213 matches (second all-time at the school) and 35 losses. They won at least 30 matches each of those six seasons.
The 2011 Hornets were 41-3 and finished third in the Class 5A state tournament. They set single-season school records for highest winning percentage (.932) and most wins, and tied for the fewest losses.
Valley Center played in four state tournaments with Otte at the helm, holding the No. 1 seed in 2011 and 2012. Only once (2011) did the Hornets advance to the semifinals.
A two-time Kansas Volleyball Association’s coach of the year, Otte has a career coaching record of 578 wins and 76 losses.
He becomes the second head coach at Valley Center to resign within the past month. Brian Shelton called it quits earlier after 17 years as wrestling coach.