Frederick: Coaching voids filled for volleyball, girls basketball

FREDERICK — The coaching turnover following the 2013-14 school year has led to busy summer for the Frederick High School administration.

After making two big coaching hires midway through the summer, the decision-makers at Frederick High School can relax a bit. The Warriors will officially have two new faces on the bench for the upcoming volleyball and girls basketball seasons.

Of most immediate need and starting in the fall, Geneva Morford, a face familiar to many in nearby Longmont, will take over as the Warriors’ head volleyball coach.

“She has always been interested in our job,” Frederick High School athletic director Kris Keith said. “We did really well in hiring her, she’s a good one. She’s a very demanding taskmaster type of coach, she has high expectations and she gets results.”

Morford has recently served as head coach at Eaton High School and Roosevelt High School and is currently coaching at Milliken Middle School. She is well known throughout the area for coaching Longmont High School to a state title in 1996.

Keith said the Warriors were lucky to find a coach like Morford, who has over 20 years of coaching experience, to fill the void left by departed coach Jamie Bradt.

The Warriors finished 19-6 last season.

For the Warriors girls basketball team, which has struggled to a 24-46 record over the past three seasons, it will fall to newcomer Sean Boyer to try to right the ship.

A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Boyer brings 12 years of California coaching experience to the Warriors. This past season, he served as assistant varsity and junior varsity coach at Westminster High School.

“I saw a lot of potential at Frederick,” said Boyer, who accepted the Frederick job three weeks ago. “I know the last few years haven’t been that great but I think a change could be coming. It’s definitely a school that is excited about athletics and they have a lot of upside.”

In 2007, Boyer coached the 18U Team USA girls squad to a bronze medal at the Youth Friendship Games in Holland.

“That was a great experience,” Boyer said. “I learned a lot on that trip that made me a better coach. I’m excited about this next opportunity at Frederick and I can’t wait to get started.”

Longtime Warriors girls basketball coach Roger Dufour stepped down after 19 years with the program following the 2013-14 season. Dufour, who had a career record of 195-234 while coaching the Warriors girls, will remain the head coach of the Warriors softball team.

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