Hinterreiter hired as head volleyball coach
Ponca City Now - January 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Jennie Hinterreiter has been hired as the new head volleyball coach for Ponca City Public Schools.
Hinterreiter is replacing Jaimee Miller, who has lead the program for the past 10 years.
Hinterreiter is originally from the Kansas City area, where she began learning the sport from her father.
“My dad coached at the high school and collegiate levels, so growing up I was around the sport a lot. I couldn’t get enough of it!” Hinterreiter said. She played at a small private high school and spent two club seasons with the very successful Team KC, enjoying a regional first place finish and trip to the Junior Olympic championships. Her playing career continued at the Division II level when she received a scholarship to Drury University in Springfield, Mo.
“A new chapter began after college, and in 2008 I found myself married with a one-year-old moving to Ponca City. We moved from Houston, Texas, in August and in February, I picked up the phone and called the high school asking if they needed volunteers for their volleyball program. I met Coach Jaimee Miller shortly after that, and now 12 years have gone by!”
Hinterreiter has coached at the 8th and 9th grade levels, but has found herself settling nicely into the assistant coaching position for the past eight years.
“I enjoy helping people,” she said. “I like being the support and sounding board leaders need. However, God has also given me the capacity to lead, and I look forward to stretching my skills, ideas, and knowledge to new places.”
Athletic Director Jason Leavitt said “Coach Hinterreiter has a great knowledge of the game and will be a great transition for our studen athletes!”
Known as “Coach Reiter” to the students, she is excited to continue coaching volleyball at Po-Hi.