SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. -- Richard Bland College Director of Athletics Chuck Moore has announced the appointment of Scott Newton as the school's first-ever Women's Volleyball Head Coach. Newton has served as the Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Glen Allen High School since May 2012, as well as the Juniors Program Manager for the Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) since November 2011. He led Glen Allen to a five-year record of 77-49, including the 2014 Conference 11 Championship while advancing to the Region 5A South Semifinals. Newton was the 2012 Capital District and 2016 Conference 11 Coach of the Year.
"I'm thrilled to have Scott join our elite coaching staff and start our new women's volleyball program!" explained Moore. "His enthusiasm and experience should enable him to recruit the type of student-athletes that Richard Bland Athletics strives to have in our program. Starting any new collegiate program is a daunting task, but I know Scott has the ability to create a championship culture right from the beginning."
Newton supervised all teams, activities and camps involving the juniors program at RVC. He served as the technical director in volleyball training, while coordinating tournament participation and travel. During Newton's tenure at RVC, 66 former athletes have gone on to play volleyball at the collegiate level. He founded the sand volleyball program for the club in 2013, providing more in-depth training, which has had a positive impact on the indoor game.
"I am very excited for the opportunity that Coach Moore and the rest of the athletic department have given me," said Newton. "They have been very welcoming and supportive to make sure that volleyball is successful from the beginning. The success of the athletic program is a direct result of the togetherness and work ethic the staff has shown. It's a great time be on the RBC staff, and I couldn't be more thankful to be a part of it."
Prior to his time in Richmond, Newton was the Girls Volleyball Head Coach at Blacksburg High School during 2010 and 2011. He led BHS to a two-year record of 40-17, including the program's first 20-win season and first two trips to the Group 3A West Region semifinals. Newton was the 2011 River Ridge District Coach of the Year.
Newton has additional coaching experience with Roanoke United 17 Open Volleyball (2010-11), River Valley Juniors 17 in Blacksburg (2009-10), Auburn Middle School in Riner (2008-09) and Eastern Montgomery High School in Shawsville (2007-08).
A Richmond native and graduate of Hermitage High School, Newton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport and Health Education from Radford University in 2010, with a minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Sports Administration. He was a student assistant coach for women's volleyball during 2008, founded the Radford Men's Club Volleyball Team and was a member of the Sports Club Council.
Richard Bland will begin competition within NJCAA Division II, Region 10 during the upcoming fall of 2017.