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DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Women’s University announced Saturday that head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee resigned to focus on personal matters.

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Barberee took a leave of absence on August 12, 2016 to address a personal matter.

Eight volleyball players were hospitalized last weekend for the medical treatment of symptoms related to rhabdomyolysis, which is a syndrome that causes a breakdown of muscle tissue and releases a damaging protein into the blood.

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“Today, I have decided to resign from my position as head volleyball coach at TWU, which is in no way related to student-athletes’ hospitalization,” said Barberee.

TWU volleyball assistant coach Jessica Beener was named interim head coach.

 

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(From TWU Athletics website)

(From TWU Athletics website)

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