Ken Wunderley profiles the Deer Lakes boys volleyball team. Read his story below.
When Zak Roberts graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 2009, he still followed the Lancers while attending Kent State University because his younger brothers, Nick and Jake, were members of the team.
Roberts graduated from Kent State in 2013, but didn't want to end his association with the sport of volleyball.
"I wanted to find a way to stay involved, possibly as a coach," Roberts said. "I couldn't believe my luck when I heard about the opening at my alma mater."
Roberts has taken over as head coach at Deer Lakes, replacing legendary coach Rick Tatrn, who retired after setting a WPIAL volleyball coaching record of 44 years as the Lancers head coach.