Val Swanson, left, was the head volleyball coach at Ridegwater for many years, while Mary Hanson was the Willmar High School volleyball coach for several years. They are now both officiating the sport. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Whistling from the other side of the net
Retired coaches whistle another tune when they become referees.
"I never missed a call when I was coaching," quips junior college hall of fame volleyball coach Val Swanson with a straight face.
"Me neither," confirmed Mary Hanson. "Now I understand why officials miss things; I can understand their complaints," adds the Willmar Cardinals head coach from 1989 to 2008.
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