Springville volleyball coach Claude Howard talks with his team during the class 1A state semifinal against Ankeny Christian earlier this month at Xtreme Arena in Coralville. The match proved to be Howard’s last with the program as the highly successful coach announced his resignation Monday, Nov. 21.


When he took over the Springville volleyball program back in 2013, the Orioles, a solid team within the Tri-Rivers Conference, were coming off an 8-27 campaign.

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