Dobyns-Bennett High School Names Head Volleyball Coach

Published on May 19, 2016 at 1:45 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Devine as the head coach for the girls’ volleyball program at Dobyns-Bennett High School, effective immediately.

“It is an honor to add such a talented and decorated player to the coaching ranks at Dobyns-Bennett,” said Dobyns-Bennett Principal Dr. Chris Hampton. “Megan has the spirit of a winner and an incredible volleyball I.Q. I have no doubt she will work hard to catapult an already strong program to the upper echelon of programs in the state.”

Devine is a native of Kingsport and a 2010 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett, where she was named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior and led the Lady Indians to the AAA State Championship in 2009.

She played collegiately at East Tennessee State University from 2010-2014 and is one of the most decorated players in ETSU volleyball history. Devine is a three-time First Team All-Atlantic Sun player and a two-time conference player of the year. She set multiple Atlantic Sun records for most double-doubles in a season (25) and in a conference season (15), career kills (1,940), for the most attack attempts in a season (1,586) and in conference play (839). In addition, she also set multiple program records at ETSU including: attack attempts (5,650), kills (1,940) and the top two single-season kills per game marks (4.49 in 2013 and 4.16 in 2011). She led the Bucs to their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and conference championship in 2013.  Devine was named to the AVCA Division I All-America Team as a senior.

In 2013, she was the recipient of the 2013 Buccaneer Leadership Award, which is given to an ETSU student-athlete for displaying outstanding academics, athletics, and service. During her time at ETSU, Devine was a two-time Buccaneer 4.0 Club member (Fall 2011 and 2012), four time Dean’s List (semester GPA of 3.7 or higher) member, and a six time Buccaneer Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or higher) honoree.

Devine played professionally for Hylte VBK in Sweden during the 2014-15 season before coming back to ETSU as a volunteer assistant.

Coach Devine will hold her first team meeting (optional) for players currently in the program at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 13. The program will conduct open gym activities for interested students in grades 9-12 on June 13, 15, and 16 from 9:30-11 a.m. 

D-B Volleyball tryouts will take place the week of July 11-15 from 9-11:30 a.m. The Lady Indians Volleyball team will be participating in team camps at ETSU (July 18-20) and at Brentwood High School (July 21-24).

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

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