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Weston to lead Bethel volleyball program

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Athletic Director Kent Allshouse has announced the hiring of Scott Weston to lead the volleyball program.

Weston comes to Bethel from McCook (Nebraska) Community College, where he was head volleyball coach as well as assistant housing director.

In his one season at MCC, Weston coached one All-Region and 10 Academic All-Region players. The team was named All-Tournament and Weston was Region IX Coach of the Year.

Prior to that, Weston was head volleyball coach and assistant sports information director (SID) at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, for two seasons.

He is a graduate of Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, with a major in physical education, a minor in athletic coaching, and K-12 education certification.

Weston has also been head volleyball coach (two seasons) and academic transition adviser at Clinton (Iowa) Community College and assistant volleyball coach (one season) and recruiting director at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, Iowa.

He taught two years at Mt. Pleasant Christian School, grades 6-8 math; has held several teaching positions in public schools in West Burlington, Burlington, St. Joseph and Kansas City, Kansas; and has been an Anytime Fitness franchise consultant.

“I want to thank Bethel College and Mr. Allshouse for allowing me this opportunity to lead at a such a quality institution and compete in the always-tough KCAC,” Weston said.

“I believe in a strong work ethic and solid fundamental skills. I have also always believed you need to have high expectations of yourself and your team in order to achieve success. We have [those] expectations in the classroom and on the volleyball court for each and every student-athlete who comes through our program.

"My family and I are honored to become part of such a welcoming group of coaches, staff and faculty at Bethel and part of such a great tradition of excellence. I’m excited to get the ball rolling, get in the gym and begin spring workouts. We will be an exciting and fun team to watch on the court.”

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2015–16 Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2015–16. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.

In sports, Bethel competes within the 11-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see www.bethelthreshers.com.

Bethel College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, parental or marital status, gender identity, gender expression, medical or genetic information, ethnic or national origins, citizenship status, veteran or military status or disability. E-mail questions to TitleIXCoordinator@bethelks.edu.

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