Although she brushes off credit for creating the Dawson County High School Volleyball program, stating “there were a lot of people involved” from the school district down to the parents and the girls themselves, Head Coach Tanya Porter has been the program’s driving force during these early years. “We kind of did it backwards,” Porter said about starting with a varsity level team in 2016. “I’m glad that we did because I think it generated the interest we needed to build on during the year.” Despite a disappointing opening season, interest was indeed generated, and a junior varsity team was fielded for the 2017 season. This addition brought Dawson County into full competition in the northeast Georgia region as the last county to participate at both levels in high school volleyball.
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