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Plant volleyball coach Amy Rumore, a Panthers alumnus who inherited a five-time defending state champion last year, has resigned after only one season to relocate with her husband to South Florida.
In an e-mail Monday morning to the Times, Principal Robert Nelson said Rumore -- who is newly married -- has accepted a teaching position in Naples after her husband's job forced him to transfer to that area.
"While the timing is not the most ideal, we fully understand her decision and the trepidation she endured in making that very tough decision," Nelson wrote. "Ms. Rumore did a wonderful job in the classroom and on the volleyball court this past year. She is a terrific young professional who will continue to make a positive influence on students in southern Florida."
A 2003 PHS graduate, Rumore was hired last year to replace Leanna Taylor, who stepped down to become coach at Division II Queens (N.Y.) College. A former JV coach and varsity assistant for Taylor, Rumore's 2011 team finished 18-9, winning the Class 8A, District 7 title before falling to Palm Harbor University in the first round of the 8A playoffs.
Nelson said Rumore's job would be advertised immediately.