Bay College to add volleyball in 2022 | News, Sports, Jobs
ESCANABA – Bay College administration and athletic director Matt Johnson have announced that the board has approved the addition of volleyball as the seventh sport in the Nordic track and field program.
The Nordic volleyball program is expected to begin competition in fall 2022. A nationwide search for the program’s first head coach will begin immediately, according to a press release.
Johnson went on to express the sports department’s enthusiasm for adding a new sport: “We are delighted to expand the sports offering in Bay. Volleyball is a very popular school sport in our area and the interest from prospects has been incredible. The decision to increase our sports offerings demonstrates a strong commitment, on the part of our administration and our board of directors, to the student-athlete experience in Bay.
Bay College President Dr. Laura Coleman echoed the enthusiasm.
“Bay College is excited to add volleyball to Nordic track and field. We look forward to providing volleyball players the opportunity to continue to use their talents at the college level. “
Bay College’s sports department began in 1968 and was then known as Norsemen. The only inter-varsity sport of men’s basketball continued to operate until 1977 when the sports department was dissolved.
Bay College reintroduced athletics in 2017 with men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s basketball. Now known as Norse, Bay College Athletics expanded in the fall of 2018 with the addition of baseball and softball. The Norse Athletic Program competes at the NJCAA Division II level and is a member of Region 13.