By: Adam Niemeyer (FOX19 Sports)
PICKERINGTON, OH(FOX19)—Moeller head volleyball coach Greg Ulland has decided to retire from coaching at his alma mater, where he's been the head coach for nine seasons.
The Crusaders lost to St. Edward on Sunday evening in Pickerington 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-17.
"We wanted it really bad for him," said Moeller senior Tucker Skove. "With a big senior class too, we definitely wanted it for all of us too. We came up a little short tonight but it's not the win or the loss that is going to make us or define Greg's success."
"We definitely wanted it for him. He's one of us as far as we're concerned," said A.J. Eckhoff, Moeller's libero.
As a head coach Ulland has guided the Moeller program to four state titles. Ulland also played on Moeller's first state title winning team in 1997, garnering first-team All-Ohio honors as well as MVP of the GCL and State tournament as the team's setter
"It's a lot more about the relationships we've made throughout the year. We sent him out on the right note," said Skove.
This was also the last match for assistant coach Joe Burke.
Moeller has become a staple in the state title in volleyball, winning six state titles since 1997.
In fact, the only year since 2002 that Moeller did not reach the state title match was 2008 when Elder defeated St. Xavier in the state finals.