Coach Bozarth Announces Retirement
February 20, 2020
After an incredible coaching and teaching career, Central High School volleyball coach Connie Bozarth has announced her retirement.
In her impressive 34-year career, coach Bozarth’s accomplishments include 2 volleyball state titles, and an astonishing career record of 815 wins.
As a volleyball player in high school, Bozarth helped Bronte win a 1981 state title during her senior year. She later returned to Bronte as head volleyball coach and led the Lady Longhorns to state titles in 1987 and 1991.
Bozarth served as volleyball coach at Lake View High School from 1993 to 2001. During her tenure at Lake View, she led the team to 8 consecutive winning seasons and an appearance in the regional finals in 2001.
Bozarth has spent the last 18 years as head volleyball coach at Central High School. Under her leadership, the Lady Cats have a record of 316-128 with 10 consecutive playoff appearances.
At Angelo State University, her school record for career aces of 182 and the single-season mark of 72 aces still stand to this day. During her college career, Bozarth was a two-time All-Lone Star Conference player. She was inducted into the ASU Athletic Hall of Honor in 2018.
Volleyball players who know “Coach Bo” admire her phrases such as “Serve them ‘til they cry!”, “There’s no crying in volleyball,” and (even though Coach Bo is an English teacher) “If you ain’t failing, you ain’t trying.” Congratulations Coach Bozarth on an amazing career and enjoy your well-deserved retirement!