This archived article was written by: Karli Morris
Coach Chelsey Warburton has always had a love for sports, with a love of volleyball bringing her to USU Eastern. She played volleyball while attending Carbon High School. She went on to attend College of Eastern Utah where she played basketball for a year and then onto Weber State University where another three years of basketball were played, but returned to Carbon County to coach the Lady Eagles.
“After playing I always wanted to be around it; competing, teaching and learning from the girls,” said Coach Warburton. She was an assistant coach for the USU Eastern volleyball team during the 2010-2011 season, and returned this year as co-head coach with Grant Barraclough.
“Chelsey is a really positive influence. She knows a lot about the game, and always has something to say to you that will help you improve personally.
“She sets the bar high in practice and games and expects us to reach it; she is always pushing us and encouraging us to play our best. She’s always saying, ‘If that person blocks you, block them back! Don’t just feel bad for yourself because you got blocked,’” explained sophomore middle blocker, Joy Malone.
Warburton says her goal, as coach is to, “help pick the program up to where it should be.” She wants her players to be the best that they can be, and they know it.
Lindzee Bair, freshmen for the Lady Eagles said, “She give 100 percent in everything she does. She always pushes the team to be better and doesn’t let us settle for good enough.” Beth Liddell, also a freshmen on the team said, “She pushes us to where we think we’ll break, and then further. She knows we can do better.”
Coach Warburton has also developed a good association with the volleyball team. Bair and Malone shared their favorite things about Warburton; Bair said, “When she jokes around with us.” “ She knows how to laugh and have fun with us. She is always cracking jokes or laughing,” said Malone.
Her goal for the team, “Teach the girls something that they will carry with them after volleyball as well as while they’re playing for me.”