Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is proud to announce Sellers Dubberley as the new head coach for volleyball. “Montgomery Catholic has a rich history in academics and athletics in this city,” said Anne Ceasar, President of Montgomery Catholic. “We are thrilled to have Coach Dubberley become a part of both. He will be an integral part of our strong academic and our vibrant volleyball programs. He is impressive on a personal level and I feel that he will be able to share his passion with our students on the court and in the classroom.”
Coach Dubberley expressed his excitement for joining the Montgomery Catholic coaching team. “I’ve heard only good things about Catholic and was excited when the opportunity presented itself,” he said. “Coach Daniel Veres and the administration really did a great job of making me feel welcome from the start.”
“We are ecstatic to be able to bring aboard a coach of the caliber of Sellers,” said Athletic Director Daniel Veres. “His success speaks volumes about coaching ability and, quite frankly, the candidate pool for me was one. We are looking forward to elevating our volleyball program just as the excitement grows for the opening of our new facility. We will give Coach Dubberley every bit of support he needs to succeed here at Montgomery Catholic.”
Although he has a relatively short coaching history, Dubberley’s impeccable record of excellence illustrates his ability to build a winning culture. Since 2012, he has coached the Under-12 Capital City Juniors volleyball team, which remains undefeated against teams in Alabama and has made five consecutive USA Volleyball girls junior national championships appearances. From 2016 to this past season as head volleyball coach at Edgewood Academy, his teams have won 2 varsity state championships with 1 state runner-up and 3 consecutive junior varsity state championships.
When asked about how he had been able to build up these high-achieving teams, Coach Dubberley said that it’s all about attitude. “Building a program the right way takes time but there can be tremendous improvement simply from changing the mindset of those in and around it,” he said about his approach. “Those who know me know that I’m not willing to settle for mediocrity and I don’t allow my players to, either. I push players beyond the limits that they’ve set for themselves so they can see what they’re really capable of. Watching it finally click for those kids who are willing to buy in and put in the work is what it’s all about.”
A Montgomery native, Coach Dubberley attended Auburn University at Montgomery and is a multisport athlete with a love for baseball. He and his wife Sarah have 2 boys: Grady, 2, and Brooks, 6 months. Sarah is also a volleyball coach with the Capital City Juniors and together with Sellers they have 5 consecutive Nationals appearances. The Dubberley family enjoys family time, outdoor activities and, of course, sports.
Montgomery Catholic is looking forward to the upcoming season with Coach Dubberley and the new facility that will house his teams. Construction is ongoing for a 35,000 square foot gymnasium with stadium seating and capacity for 850. The gym will have two regulation volleyball courts, a weight room, concession area, offices, locker rooms and conference rooms. The new gym is projected to open later in 2019.