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Volleyball: Cherokee Bluff tabs Tiann Myer as its new coach
New Lady Bears coach steps in with program that made state semifinals last season under fourth-year coach Laura DeLaPerriere
Cherokee Bluff volleyball 2021
Cherokee Bluff's Makayla Brix (12) and Brandyn Peterson (7) guard the net against Southeast Bulloch in the second round of the Class 3A state tournament Saturday in Flowery Branch. Photo by Bill Murphy

On Tuesday, Cherokee Bluff High announced that it had hired Tiann Myer as its new volleyball coach. 

Myer spent the 2021 season coaching at West Hall, but before that spent more than 20 years coaching in Ohio. 

The news was made public in a press release by Hall County Schools director of athletics Stan Lewis. 

Myer will replace the program’s first-ever coach Laura DeLaPerriere, who guided the Lady Bears to the state semifinals in 2021 and state quarterfinals in 2019. 

Overall, Myer has a career 367-151 record, which included eight conference titles, four sectional championships and three district crowns. 

“Coach Myer brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Bears, with over 20 years coaching and teaching,” Cherokee Bluff athletics director Kenny Hill said. “We are excited about the future of the program.”

DeLaPerriere didn’t disclose a location, but said she plans on moving to a new district to continue teaching and coaching. 

At Cherokee Bluff, she finished with a total of 85 wins over four seasons. 

“The new coach for these girls at Cherokee Bluff is going to be great,” DeLaPerriere said. “It’s bittersweet leaving, but I know she’ll be able to push these girls further than they’ve already gone.”