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Although volleyball didn't become sanctioned by the OSAA until 1974, the
girls participated in the extramural and play-day concept of volleyball
competition between other high schools in Coos County throughout the
1960's. In 1972 Marshfield introduced it's first "power volleyball" team,
coached by Mary Paczesniak, which practiced daily and competed against the
Eugene schools as well as against other Coos County schools.
In 1973, the Midwestern League expanded it's schedule to include the
first ever season ending District 5AAA Volleyball Tournament, with the
champion being the only representative from the league at the State
Tournament in Monmouth (OCE). Marshfield advanced through the opening
rounds into the championship bracket, finishing a successful 3rd place.
The success of the Pirate volleyball program was just beginning. 1974
saw the dawning of the Coach Cherry Blaine era, as Marshfield developed into
a State volleyball powerhouse. During Blaine's 13 seasons at the Pirate
helm, the volleyballers finished 2nd in the league once, Co-Champions twice,
and Midwestern League Champions 8 times. They also placed well at the State
Tournament with two 3rd place finishes, a 4th and a 7th place finish.
One of Coach Blaine's assistants, Ken Tedder, took over the reigns of the
program in 1987. Tedder coached 17 seasons, winning 70.9 % of league
matches, earning four district titles and finishing second five times.
Tedder's retirement at the end of the 2003-4 season, Tammy Montiel
became head coach. Coach Montiel continued the tradition of excellence
in Pirate volleyball, as Marshfield once again earned their way to the state