Superstorm Sandy Strands Volleyball Coach


Stephen Boisvert

Dini Wyatt and Nick Gross

Coach Amber Wade expected her all-girls weekend with her mom and sister to be a fun getaway from work. What happened was something they didn’t expect– Sandy.

They knew hurricane Sandy was heading for the East coast, but they heard the news channels say Sandy wasn’t supposed to hit land until late Monday night. They were expecting to leave New York at 6 a.m. Monday morning, but when the hurricane hit land earlier than expected, all flights were cancelled in and out of the east coast.

“We thought we would get out,” Coach Wade said. “We knew the hurricane wasn’t supposed to hit until eight, we were supposed to be home.”

While Coach Wade and her family were in New York, life at Legacy High School went on. The volleyball team made it to the playoffs and played the Bi-District game without their assistant coach.

“I was heartbroken. I was beside myself,” Coach Wade said. “I was really upset.”

Coach Wade was able to catch a flight on Nov. 1 in the afternoon. She plans to attend the volleyball teams regional match on Nov. 2.

“They have worked really hard to get to this point and I think it is going to show,” Coach Wade said.