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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Central Christian tabs Ludwick to lead volleyball program

  • Central Christian College has tabbed Christina Ludwick to take over the reins of the Tiger volleyball program.
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  • Central Christian College has tabbed Christina Ludwick to take over the reins of the Tiger volleyball program.
    Ludwick comes to Central Christian with seven years of club and high school coaching experience.
    Ludwick, originally from New Hampshire, has been living in Nashville, Tenn., the past four years, where she has been on staff with Club West, a nationally recognized club program. Her work at Club West has been as an elite team coach in addition to training the program's setters and defensive players.
    She has coached at Club West for the past three seasons and, prior to joining the staff at there, Ludwick was on staff at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., during the 2010 season.
    Ludwick's team became nationally ranked and won the school's first state title.
    In addition to club team coaching, Christina had most recently joined the coaching staff at two-time defending state champion Page High School.
    As a player, Ludwick was a four-year varsity starter in high school and helped lead her team to four straight state Final Four appearances. She earned First Team All-State honors her sophomore, junior and senior years and was invited to the New Hampshire Senior All-Star Game in 2004.
    Ludwick holds records at her high school for kills and digs. She was named MVP her junior and senior seasons, and played club ball at Lakes Region Juniors for seven years.
    After high school, Ludwick went on to play at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.
    While at ENC, she was a four-year starter and three-year captain. During her collegiate career, she racked up NCAA All-Academic and All-Conference Academic honors and served as President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for the school.
    Central Christian athletics director Chad Kerr believes coach Ludwick's extensive coaching background at the club level will help to take the CCC Volleyball program to the next level.
    "Christina brings a wealth of Volleyball knowledge, coaching experience, and a real passion for recruiting to the role," Kerr said. "Recruiting will be the key to building this program and Christina has the contacts and knowledge of the Volleyball community to hit the ground running."
    She takes over a program that has struggled mightily in recent years. This past fall, the Tigers went 1-26 overall and 0-13 in MCAC play.
    Lyndsi Romero handled coaching duties on an interim basis for Central Christian College during the 2012 season.
    Ludwick earned her Masters of Sport Administration at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. She will join the Central Christian College and McPherson communities in February.
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