Dave Obermeyer coaches last varsity volleyball game for Monroe Catholic

Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:06 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Since 2013, Dave Obermeyer led the Monroe Catholic Rams volleyball program as their head coach. On Tuesday, he coached his final game for the Rams. The Rams fell in a sweep at the hands of the Lathrop Malemutes.

Lathrop won 3-0 over the Rams as T.T. Tagovailoa dished out 17 assists, while Jenna Sager dropped in four aces in the final set. Monroe was led by Tia Campanelli’s six assists and Casey Elterman’s nine digs. This match also served as the final high school games for seniors Campanelli, Shelby Cook, Cate Atchison, Shayne Coiley and Kaleigh DeLeon.

“I’ve been really blessed with the opportunity to coach at that school,” said Coach Obermeyer after his final game with the program. “It’s the people that come through that program have been awesome.”

Obermeyer joined Monroe Catholic High School in 2008, serving as an assistant before taking over in 2013. During his time he helped the Rams to 10 tournament appearances including three runner-up finishes in 2009, 2014 and 2015. Obermeyer was a staple in the Aurora Conference, leading the Rams with players like Kianna King and Andi Clark.

“He’s a great coach,” said Monroe senior Tia Campanelli. “He’s going to do great things and I’m really glad I got to play for him.”

Coach Obermeyer isn’t fully stepping away from coaching as he plans to still help out with the junior high players at Monroe. Obermeyer is also a grandfather who is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

“I got a grandbaby to chase, hopefully we’ll have a junior high season,” said Coach Obermeyer. “I like to continue doing that, just keep working with these young ladies to make them better for high school.”

State Tournament AppearancesResultAll-Tournament Players
2008/Assistant Coach6thJocelyn Ribar
2009/Assistant Coach2ndKatie Young, Monica Clark
2010/Assistant Coach6thMonica Clark
2012/Assistant Coach3rdEmily Pfister, Marissa King
2013/Head Coach5thEmily Pfister
2014/Head Coach2ndEmily Pfister, Marissa King, Andi Clark
2015/Head Coach2ndGiselle Hollaus, Kianna King
2016/Head Coach5thSavannah Mapp
2018/Head Coach5thChloe Maynard
2019/Head Coach5thChloe Maynard

The Rams have completed their 2020 season while Malemutes prepare for the Mid-Alaska Conference tournament at Lathrop High School on Friday.

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