Hancock Owl volleyball coach Steph Flaten resigned as head coach of the volleyball program after three seasons. The resignation was approved at the Monday, Nov. 12 school board meeting.
"I plan to step aside, but not away from this program," Flaten stated in her resignation letter. "I plan to attend each game and organize game stats, plan and organize the home tourney, organize official score table workers and fundraisers, and generally support the volleyball team and coaches to make their job easier and less stressful."
Flaten was one of four different head coaches that the Owl volleyball program has had over the last seven seasons starting with Kristi Fehr's tenure as head coach, which ended after the 2011 season.
The Owls went 10-12-1 in Flaten's first year as head coach in 2016 before winning just four games total the next two seasons (3-17 in 2017 and 1-19 in 2018).
"I absolutely thought about this big change the entire season," Flaten said in an email response to the Stevens County Times. "I shared my thoughts with (assistant coach) Leah (Peterson) at the beginning of the season. There was no big catalyst that set this into motion, it's just time."
The Hancock School District may plan to open the position for applicants at a date yet to be determined, athletic director Chad Christianson said in a phone call to the Stevens County Times. Ashley Christianson also resigned from her post as cheerleading advisor.