Enterprise volleyball coach Janie Wiggins joined elite company in the Alabama high school volleyball coaching world when her Lady Cats (1-1) swept the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans (0-1) by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
That win gave Wiggins her 600th career win, making her just the 29th coach in Alabama state history to earn 600 wins or more. Wiggins said that her players were determined to get her that 600th win.
“The girls let it be known out the gate that they were going to get me my 600th win,” Wiggins said. “More than anything, to know that it meant a lot to them to be a part of that was so sweet.
“I was just honored that they felt like that was their priority to be able to accomplish that for me and for my career.”
Wiggins said that her players put her ahead of themselves to achieve that accomplishment meant the world to her.
“To put something for me ahead of themselves was very sweet of them and meant so much to me,” Wiggins emphasized. “At the end of the day it’s about what they accomplish as a team on the court, not about me. So, that was so sweet of them to value that.”
Overall, Wiggins’ career record stands at 600-232 with a 233-88 career record at Enterprise with seven Area Championships and five Elite 8 appearances. Before coming to Enterprise, Wiggins won 367 games at Kinston along with 12 area championships, one state championship and four Final Four appearances.
“The combination of great players and the amazing staff and administration that I’ve had just makes what I do so much more easy,” Wiggins said. “I’ve had so many great kids and the staff and administration, I can’t say enough about all of them. It makes everything so enjoyable and you couldn’t (have the success) without all of them.”
The Lady Cats picked up Wiggins’ 600th win in dominating fashion in a 3-0 sweep over Charles Henderson at home. The Lady Cats dominated all three sets, winning 25-18, 25-5 and 25-12.
“”I felt like we played really well,” Wiggins said. “We’re still making changes and still working on some things, so that will take some time, but overall I felt like we played really well.”
Janie Wiggins’ daughter Ali Wiggins led the way for the Lady Cats with three aces and nine kills in the win, while senior Morgan Harrelson had three aces and nine assists.
Tatiana Bonilla had six aces and six digs, while both Kamira Cooper and Mya Carter had four kills each.
Rhiannon Keck had six digs and Sammie Neuwien had six assists.
The JV Lady Cats also picked up a 2-0 win over Charles Henderson’s JV squad winning both sets 25-3 and 25-13.
Makenna Kennedy led the JV Cats with seven aces and one assist, while Taniyah Pruitt had three kills and one block. Olivia Holland pitched in with five aces and one assist.
The Lady Cats won’t get to celebrate their coach's big accomplishment for very long, however, as the Lady Cats hit the road for the first time in 2019 to play in Orlando’s KSA Classic this weekend.