Ducey named Moline volleyball coach

Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 10:07 pm
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Mike Ducey was hired as the Moline volleyball coach on Monday night. Ducey's hiring was made official during the Moline School Board meeting.

The 1996 Moline graduate replaces Tim Albrecht, who resigned after a 14-year tenure.

"I'm excited," Ducey said. "It's definitely a job I've always kind of dreamed of having. It's a great opportunity."

Ducey, 36, has an extensive volleyball background. He played at Graceland College before graduating in 2001. He now is the coaching director of Platform Elite Volleyball Club.

"I definitely have a long-term focus with being with the program," Ducey said. "You have to have that if you want to develop a program."


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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