One of the area’s best volleyball programs has announced a change in its coaching staff for next year, but the replacement will be well known to area volleyball fans.
Larry Schofield, the varsity coach at Centennial, will step down after leading the program for seven years. He will be replaced by Mike Bossom, who coached at Centennial from 1994 to 2005, and won eight state titles at the school.
Bossom is leaving Goucher College, where he was the head volleyball coach.
“I just felt like my mental state wasn’t where it needed to be,” Schofield said. “I was getting a little tired, and I decided I needed a break. I’d talked to Mike, and he was getting a little burned out at the college level. We talked about him taking my place, and then we talked to the athletic director. Then it was only a matter of the timing.”
Schofield took over the program in 2007, and led the Eagles to a state championship in 2008. The Eagles also appeared in the state finals in 2010 and 2012, but lost both times.
“I know I’ll miss it, but I know Mike will reenergize the program,” Schofield said. “I think he will push the girls a little harder than I did.”