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601 West State Farm Road
North Platte NE 69101

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Sally Thalken to retire as NPCC Head Volleyball Coach
November 19, 2014

Heather Johnson
Mid-Plains Community College officials have received word that Sally Thalken, NPCC Women's Head Volleyball coach, submitted her intent to resign her position as NPCC's Head Women's Volleyball coach. 
Her resignation will be effective Nov. 30, 2014 to allow the college ample time to conduct a search for her replacement and allow volleyball recruiting to continue effectively. 
Sally further indicated that while she will step away from her coaching duties, she will remain as the college's assistant athletic director, Mathematics & Science Division Chair and Physical Education instructor.  
In her letter to NPCC Athletic Director Kevin O'Connor, Sally stated, "Thirty-four years ago I was given a tremendous opportunity to coach for the college and have coached nearly 1,800 volleyball and basketball games during my tenure. I feel grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the friendships made during my career."
"Sally is truly a quality person and we'll miss her courtside," said Dr. Jody Tomanek, MPCC's Area Vice-President of Academic Affairs. "Her coaching record, her Volleyball Hall of Fame recognition and the many successes of her former players speak for themselves.  "We're all grateful that she will remain in our classroom and on campus."
According to Dr. Tomanek, plans are being formulated for the college to host a formal public celebration to honor Coach Thalken sometime in the very near future. 
"We will be announcing our plans as soon as we have them in place," she added

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