offer a volleyball program, but she walked on to the women's basketball team and earned a scholarship as a sophomore. She played basketball for four years and then elected tostay on for a fifth year when Auburn reinstated its volleyball program.
In nearly each of the 25 seasons that Coach Schilling has been coaching at Bayside, the Lady Admirals have been one of the top two teams in the state (18 state championships and 4 runner-up finishes since 1987). Additionally, Bayside currently holds the AHSAA all-time record of 11 state championships in a row - a feat lovingly referred to as "The Streak." Obviously, Coach Schilling's aptitude for coaching has played a large role in the tremendous success enjoyed for decades by the Lady Admirals. As she says, "I have always tried to provide a positive environment for student-athletes to learn about volleyball and work together as a team. I want them to be accountable not only to themselves but to the team - something that is necessary for both personal and team growth. I also stress good sportsmanship at all times, regardless of the score. I want our players to be motivated daily to do all they can to make the team successful."
Although Coach Schilling is extremely modest about her accomplishments, she is renowned for her coaching ability and has been recognized nationally for her talent and the legacy she has built at Bayside. She has been named Coach of the Year almost every year for the past twenty years: six times as the Alabama High School Volleyball All-Star Coach (1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, and 2008), four times as the Birmingham News State Coach of the Year (1992, 2000, 2007, and 2011), and four times as the Press Register Super 12 Coach of the Year (1998, 2000, 2002, and 2011). Her accolades are not confined to the State of Alabama, either. She was the 2009 Prep Volleyball Co-National Coach of the Year and the 2011 National Federation of High School's National Coach of the Year.
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