The Gulfport Admirals began a search for a new volleyball coach four weeks ago after Shelley Williams resigned after 15 seasons.
Admirals athletic director Bryan Caldwell announced on Friday that David Irwin is the new coach after a thorough search. His hiring was approved by the Gulfport School District Board of Trustees on April 18.
Irwin coached the Hancock Lady Hawks volleyball team for ten years and captured 7 division titles. His Lady Hawks won the MHSAA Class III State Championship in 2010 and were state runners-up three times in 2009, 2013 and in 2014.
In 2010 Irwin was named the 2010 Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
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