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Judith McGill won the 600th VB match – and still counting

Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal), the character of Curly (Jack Paulsan’s Oscar-winning performance) in the movie “City Slackers”, tells that the success of a good life is to find “one thing”. When asked what he answers we should find out.

Suffice it to say that Judith McGill has discovered something in which she excels – volleyball coaching. And McGill does it very well – in fact, he belongs to an elite group.

McGill, who has been coaching the game for more than three decades, recently won his 600th match. Most of these victories have come from the Mansfield School District. She is now Head Coach at Mansfield Timber View., And her Lady Wolves victory over the Crosstown rival Summit was a historic victory.

McGill said the milestone was in the top three of his long and successful career.

Along with the district championship, 500 wins were also special. I would like to add that although all the victories are on my record, no milestone could have been achieved without the older children. They play and win, “McGill said humbly.

McGill began his decade-long coaching career at South Grand Prairie between 1991-2000. He then moved on to Men’s Field High, where the majority of his success came, including A. Regional quarter finals Birth

After a year away, McGill returned to coach at Timber View. To this day, he has led the Lady Wolves post-season in these two seasons.

In all, McGill’s teams have won 11 district championships. She has been named coach of the year six times in any district where her team was this year. In addition, he was once honored as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Coach of the Year.

Two of its former players have become head coaches themselves. Kirsten Presley at South Grande Prairie and Mallory Sanders at Lee Tornio University in Longview.

Influencing the lives of students.

“We are very proud to have completed the milestone of Coach McGill and his 600 victories. Although this amazing milestone reflects his success as a coach on the court, what it does not reflect is the countless lives She has made an impact throughout her career. ”She has now established a winning culture, and has made an impact on the lives of the students she serves at our two Mansfield ISD high schools. Words cannot express how fortunate we are to have the benefits of Coach McGill and his quality standards.

Overall, McGill described his career as a blessing – and one that is not yet ready to end.

“Winning is great, but I think my career is more about winning and losing,” McGill said. “I have been able to be a part of the lives of hundreds of awesome young women who have become coaches, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. It is more important to me than the success of a coach.

“I’ve been coaching for 31 years and every year is a blessing. I can’t give a definite answer as to how long I will coach. I take it day by day and season by season.

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