Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Hinshaw to take the lead for Marion Giants volleyball

A longtime leader in Grant County volleyball, Larry Hinshaw, is taking charge as head coach for the Marion Giants.

Hinshaw who has served as assistant volleyball coach at both Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as assisting last season for the Giants, said he is excited for the opportunity to lead the Giants.

“We’re going to be really young this coming season, and that creates a lot of energy and excitement, and it means there are a lot of possibilities,” he said.

The Marion High School graduate brings a wide range of experience to his new role. He has directed volleyball clubs in Indiana and Missouri; he has led teams at the high school and collegiate levels; he has run youth and skills volleyball camps, as well as coaching clinics, in several states; and he has also taught at the college and middle and high school levels, including at Marion High School.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, and he is pursuing post-graduate studies through Southern Wesleyan University.

Marion High School Principal Keith Burke said Hinshaw would bring new energy to the program.

“Coach Hinshaw brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm,” Burke said. “He’ll do a great job and move this program forward, giving our student-athletes great opportunities.”

Hinshaw said he plans to get started right away with volleyball workouts, and will be reaching out with details about parent meetings soon.