Dave Trumbo, who during his 11 years as coach built Liberty's volleyball team into one of the state's elite, has resigned to accept the head coaching position at Villa Julie College.
Under his direction, the Lions won Class 2A state titles in 2003 and 2004 - compiling a metro-area-record 49-match winning streak along the way - and advanced to the finals in 2005. They also earned nine Carroll County and six regional titles.
"The timing was right," said Trumbo, who has a career mark of 167-31. "Pretty much I've done everything that I could possibly do at the high school level, so I wanted to see what I could do at the college level."
The school has begun its search for a replacement.
Trumbo is hoping to have similar success with the women's program at Villa Julie, a Division III school preparing to switch from the North Eastern Athletic Conference to the more powerful Capital Athletic Conference.
The Mustangs finished 20-12 last season under coach Amanda Sloane, who announced earlier this month she wouldn't return.
"He's a tremendously successful coach with great values that we want for our kids," said Brett Adams, Villa Julie's athletic director.