Dobyns-Bennett High School Names Head Volleyball Coach

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools has announced the appointment of Patricia Dygert as the head coach for the girls’ volleyball program at Dobyns-Bennett High School, effective immediately.

“The Dobyns-Bennett volleyball program is very lucky to have Patricia Dygert as the next head volleyball coach,” said Dobyns-Bennett High School Athletic Director, Frankie DeBusk. "She is a person of high character, a person that loves students, and a person that is very knowledgeable in the sport of volleyball."

A native of Sarasota, Fla., Dygert has served as the Lady Indians' assistant volleyball coach since 2014. During her time, the 2018 and 2019 teams placed 3rd in the AAA State Volleyball tournament and placed 5th in the 2014 AAA State Volleyball tournament. In addition to her duties with Dobyns-Bennett, during the 2013 volleyball season, Dygert was named Coach of the Year with the Tri-Cities Titian Volleyball program.

"I am very humbled to be named the Dobyns-Bennett head volleyball coach," said Dygert. "I have had a great experience as an assistant coach at D-B and loved being a part of the Tribe community. l am honored to continue the culture of such an accomplished program. I look forward to further building a team of champions in the classroom, on the court, and in the community."

"Dygert has been around the program for many years with some highly talented players and coaches. She will be the next great volleyball coach to run our program and will carry on the winning tradition that our program has enjoyed the last several years," said DeBusk.  

Dygert is the current art teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. In addition to teaching at Kingsport City Schools, she has been the Kingsport Volleyball Club head coach for nine years where she helps guide players by enhancing their strengths, motivating them to upgrade their performance, and helping them develop the characteristics of team spirit, honesty, fairness, and sportsmanship. She was also employed by Colonial Heights Presbyterian Day School as a multi-age lead teacher.

She earned an Associate degree from Gulf Coast State College, Panama City Fla. and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Art Education, from Virginia Intermont College. During her time at Gulf Coast State and Virginia Intermont, Dygert was a defensive specialist and setter. After graduation she served as a defense assistant coach for Virginia Intermont.

As a student-athlete at Virginia Intermont, Dygert was the 2010 team captain, on the 2nd team all-conference, academic all-conference, NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete and on the 2009 academic all-conference team.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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