Tricia Vansant confirms retirement from REV volleyball

While her daughter Krista received the 2010-11 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award Wednesday, Redlands East Valley volleyball coach Tricia Vansant confirmed that she has retired as coach of the Wildcats.

Vansant coached nine seasons at REV, leading the Wildcats to Citrus Belt League titles every year along with three CIF-SS titles and two CIF-State Southern California regional crowns.

“I’ve turned in my resignation and the wheels are in motion,” Vansant said. “It was a great ride and it’s been tough to fill the hours, but I felt that it was time for me to step away.”

Vansant didn’t have any knowledge of candidates to fill her position when asked Wednesday.