After a fantastic end to a final season, the Huron Heights head volleyball coach, Don Bieronski, will be retiring at the end of the current school year after 26 years of teaching and coaching at the high school level.
Before teaching and coaching high school students, he coached all-star baseball for the City of Kitchener for 8 years. After starting out his teaching career at Preston High School, Mr Bieronski moved to Huron Heights in 2007 where he has taught and coached since.
“I love coaching because I get to see the ‘other side’ of my students,” Bieronski said. “They get to behave as themselves, which you seldom get to see in a classroom setting. I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing their skill level improve and I get to be a part of their success, no matter how small that achievement might be.”
This past volleyball season, the Huron Heights Junior Girls’ Volleyball team took home the WCSSAA 2016 title and qualified for CWOSSA. He also coaches girls’ hockey, football and badminton and had served as the CWOSSA convenor for junior and senior badminton, as well as the WCSSAA football convenor, for several years.
Mr Bieronski will be leaving for retirement at the end of the school year, but he and his incredible teaching, coaching and contributions to school athletics will not be forgotten.
By Gabby Crowley