Michelle Fisackerly recently achieved a notable milestone by securing her 100th victory as the Junior Varsity Head Coach for the Warren Central High School volleyball team. Fisackerly, marking the end of her seventh season as the Head JV Coach, clinched her 100th victory against Callaway on Sep. 19.
“It was very interesting because no one knew it was going to be my 100th win,” Coach Fisackerly said. “It’s a fun thing and this is a fun team to do it with but every kid on this court is what made it possible.”
In 2017, without any background in volleyball, Fisackerly was approached by Head Coach Matthew Gullett to take the reins of the junior varsity team. She accepted the challenge and, under her leadership, the Lady Vikes boasted a commendable 14-4 record in her debut season.
“I knew nothing about coaching volleyball at first but I’ve probably researched this sport more than any I’ve been involved now,” explained Fisackerly.
Fisackerly, with a background in coaching basketball and softball, remains consistent in conveying her core message in her coaching endeavors.
“Control the controllables,” Fisackerly said. “If you can’t control it then there’s no reason to get over it.”
Despite boasting an impressive 104-37 record, Fisackerly prefers a role focused on player development and has no aspirations to become a varsity head coach.
“I really enjoy the age group of JV and I love where I’m at and I not only get to teach them the game but I can also help them transition into life itself,” Fisackerly added.
In 2023, the Lady Vikes wrapped up the season with a commendable 15-6 record, clinching significant victories over teams like Neshoba Central, Vicksburg High, and Pearl.
Having served the Vicksburg-Warren School District for more than two decades, Fisackerly is an alumna of Vicksburg High School.
With the JV season behind her, Fisackerly is now lending her expertise to assist the varsity team, which is set to host Pearl this evening.
Fisackerly’s coaching years:
- 2017 (14-4)
- 2018 (13-8)
- 2019 (11-12)
- 2020 (16-4)
- 2021 (19-1)
- 2022 (12-2)
- 2023 (15-6)