The Hancock School Board approved the hiring of Kortney Morrin-Ejnik as the new Owl volleyball coach Monday, Dec. 17, in Hancock and the school made the public announcement Wednesday, Dec. 19 in a news release.

According to the news release, Morrin-Ejnik was a three-time all-state player from Grantsburg High School, in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. During her prep career, her volleyball team won two runner-up state titles and one state championship.

After high school, Morrin-Ejnik played for the College of St. Scholastica where she was a four-time all-conference First Team player for the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. In 2014, she was named UMAC Player of the Year.

“Kortney has a very strong background in volleyball,” Hancock athletic director Chad Christianson said. “She grew up around the sport and has ran many volleyball clinics in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She played on many successful teams from high school through college. Her father was also a successful volleyball coach for many years.”

Morrin-Ejnik is the daughter of Wisconsin prep volleyball coaching legend Bill Morrin.