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Kalizewski resigns as Norwalk volleyball coach

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Feb 17, 2018 at 12:13 AM

NORWALK — Norwalk volleyball coach Angie Kalizewski resigned after eight seasons this week, the school announced.

A 2003 St. Paul graduate, Kalizewski kept the Norwalk program at an elite level following the 552-win coaching career of Grace Hutchinson (1978-2009).

Kalizewski’s teams compiled a 169-45 record overall, good for an average season of 21-6. Her teams won the Northern Ohio League title in each of her first seven seasons, and won the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division in the school’s first year as a member of the SBC.

In fact, Norwalk went 91-3 in NOL/SBC play in her eight seasons as coach, which included a 76-match league win streak that was snapped this past season.

Norwalk also advanced to the regional championship match in three seasons under Kalizewski. It reached the state championship match in Division II during the 2012 season, falling in five games to Cleveland Beaumont in the finals to finish 27-3.

Norwalk fell to Parma Padua Fransican in the regional title match in the 2014 and 2016 seasons as well.

This past season, Norwalk played with three seniors among its regular lineup, finishing with a 17-9 overall record, a 10-2 Lake division record — and a district runners-up trophy.

As a player, Kalizewski (Camp) won a state championship as a player at St. Paul in 2002. A two-time All-Ohio first team selection at St. Paul, she was also inducted into the Baldwin-Wallace University Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2017. She was a two-time All-American selection in her two seasons for the Yellow Jackets.

Kalizewski is a teacher at Pleasant Elementary in Norwalk.

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Kalizewski at a glance

The Norwalk volleyball program went 169-45 overall and 91-3 in league matches in eight seasons under Angie Kalizewski, who resigned this week:

2010: 19-7, 13-1

2011: 22-4, 10-0

2012: 27-3, 10-0 (state runners-up)

2013: 21-4. 12-0

2014: 23-5, 12-0 (regional runners-up)

2015: 19-7, 12-0

2016: 21-6, 12-0 (regional runners-up)

2017: 17-9, 10-2

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