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Roseburg coach Doug Magee and Roseburg junior Karey Lomica are shown during a match against South Medford during the fall 2018 season.

Roseburg High School will again be on the lookout for a new volleyball coach.

School officials confirmed that the contract of first-year coach Doug Magee will not be renewed. It is the second time in as many years that the contract of the RHS volleyball coach will not be renewed.

“Roseburg High thanks coach Magee for all of his efforts with the program and our volleyball athletes this past season,” RHS athletic director Russ Bolin said. “RHS will be moving in a different direction for the upcoming season.”

During a Wednesday phone call, Magee alleged he was denied meetings and was not accepted by RHS staff and parents. Magee was scheduled to come to The News-Review office the following day to elaborate and provide evidence, but never showed.

Magee replaced Danielle Haskett, who guided Roseburg for five years, but whose contract was not renewed on the recommendation of former Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Gerry Washburn, following a lawsuit that alleged bullying by six players. The lawsuit was settled in November 2018 through the school district’s insurance company.

Magee’s daughter, Siterra Magee, was the assistant coach for the volleyball team. Vicki Crowl was the junior varsity coach, while Danell Warmouth and Mandy Carpenter guided the freshmen.

During Magee’s tenure Roseburg was 12-11 overall and made it to the first round of the Class 6A playoffs after a second place finish in the Southwest Conference.

A timeline for finding a replacement was not provided by Bolin. Practice for the 2019 volleyball season will start Aug. 13.

Sports reporter Sanne Godfrey can be reached at 541-957-4203 or via email at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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Sanne Godfrey is the education reporter for The News-Review.

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