Beaufort Academy will be welcoming back a familiar face to head its volleyball program next year.
The school announced the hiring of Donna Patrick, who coached the Eagles in 2013 with much success.
"Her passion and leadership is just second to none," athletics director Neal McCarty said. "She is a great fit."
Patrick was named region coach of the year in her only year in charge of the Eagles, and also coached the SCISA All-State volleyball team. In 2014-2015, she was the coach of Beaufort High's JV team, finishing with a 15-5 record.
Patrick served 20 years with the U.S. Navy and is a former state champion volleyball star from Colorado, where she is a member of the state's high school hall of fame.
Patrick was also a member of the U.S. Open women's indoor teams in both 2005 and 2008.