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Hailee Gooch is the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Sussex Academy. Coach Hailee believes in the positivity and endless personal growth of team sports. Her passion has only grown stronger for the game since she became a coach. She focuses on the fundamentals but always pushes her girls to go the extra mile and reach outside their comfort zone. Hailee starts every practice by asking the girls a mentally stimulating question about the game, teamwork, etc., and ends with each girl listing kudos for another player. She has a very uplifting and approachable coaching style, which allows the girls to grow continuously as solid leaders, intelligent players, great teammates, and positive young ladies.
Hailee attended Cape Henlopen High School, where she lettered on varsity for three years. Two years she received All-Conference recognition and was a captain her senior year. Hailee tore her Achilles on the first day of pre-season at Salisbury University (SU) her freshman year. While she was in rehabilitation for her injury, she was introduced to coaching intramural volleyball at Sussex Academy High School. In her freshman spring of college, she was asked to coach the first JV team at Sussex Academy. In 2017, her team was the first varsity female sports team at Sussex Academy to appear in a State Tournament as a varsity program in just three short years. She is currently still the head girls' coach.
Hailee still enjoys playing adult drop-in, grass, and beach pick-up throughout the year. Hailee is passionate about what she instructs and hopes to continue to spread the love of the game to the young ladies she works with!