It is a huge accomplishment to win 200 volleyball games as a head coach.
Arden Johnson reached that lofty plateau Oct. 14 during last year’s district schedule. Troup finished with a 22-14 season record, including an 8-4 mark in district competition. The Lady Tigers fell to White Oak in the first round of the playoffs.
Johnson lost one player to graduation last year, so the team will be very experienced. The season will begin with a scrimmage at Tatum Friday, Aug. 4, at a time to be announced. The Lady Tigers will follow with a scrimmage at Hallsville Saturday, Aug. 5, also at a time to be announced.
For Johnson and her squad, the regular season will start on the road at Ore City. Action will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Volleyball usually starts the athletic season for the school year, and 2017 will be no exception. Well before the start of the school year, Troup will continue the start of the season at Van for tournament competition Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 10-12.
For their first home match, the Lady Tigers will host Quitman Tuesday, Aug. 15. Action will start at 4:30 p.m.
Troup will participate in the ETBU Tournament in Marshall Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 17-19.
Beckville will host Troup Tuesday, Aug. 22, with competition slated to start at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Tigers will play in the Edgewood Tournament in Edgewood Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 24-26.
Troup will travel to Gilmer Tuesday, Aug. 29, with the first serve slated for 4:30 p.m. Troup will host Waskom at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.
For their final tournament action, the Lady Tigers will play at Nacogdoches Saturday, Sept. 2. They will follow tournament action with a match with Nacogdoches at home. Action will start at 4:30 p.m.
To start district action, the Lady Tigers will play at Harmony with a 4:30 p.m. start.
The junior varsity squads will play in the Kilgore Tournament Saturday, Sept. 9.
District action will continue with a match at Sabine Tuesday, Sept. 12, with a 4:30 p.m. start. The next two matches will be at Winona Saturday, Sept. 16, and at Cumberland Tuesday, Sept. 19. The match with Winona will start at 4:30 p.m., and the match at Cumberland will begin at 11 a.m. All the remaining matches will start at 4:30 p.m.
Troup will host East Texas Christian Tuesday, Sept. 19, and will host Cumberland Friday, Sept. 22. The Lady Tigers also will host West Rusk Friday, Sept. 29, will host Harmony Tuesday, Oct. 3, will host Sabine Friday, Oct. 6, and will host Winona Tuesday, Oct. 10.
After a trip to Cumberland Friday, Oct. 13, Troup will host Grace Tuesday, Oct. 17 and will host Arp Friday, Oct. 20. The Lady Tigers will conclude the regular season at West Rusk Tuesday, Oct. 24.
The schedule is subject to change.