Chargers News · Waters Named Volleyball Coach


Ayden-Grifton is proud to announce Nicole Waters as our new Head Volleyball Coach. Coach Waters served as an assistant coach at Ayden-Grifton to longtime Coach Linda Bryant before her retirement. Coach Waters brings a wealth of experience from her playing days as well as from her coaching career. As a player, she played basketball and volleyball at South Lenoir High School before continuing her education and volleyball playing career at then called Peace College. While at Peace College, Coach Waters set numerous records as an outside hitter and even earned team MVP honors her sophomore year. After her playing career ended she began coaching CCVC in Raleigh and has also spent time with the SPVC in Ayden over the last few years. Coach said that volleyball has always drawn her in and feels like it is beneficial because it teaches leadership through failure and success. Coach Waters also noted the teamwork aspect and how the girls have to work together to be successful and how this prepares them for life after volleyball.

When asked about being the new head coach at AG she said “I am super excited to be the new head coach at Ayden Grifton. We are coming off of a great year as state runner-up and I am looking forward to continuing to build a great volleyball powerhouse.” Principal Dr. Chena Cayton said of Coach Waters: “I am very excited for Coach Waters to be our Volleyball Coach. She has been a teacher at Ayden-Grifton High School for 7 years and over that time has shown that she is vested in our community, school, and students. As the JV volleyball coach last year, she was able to establish a rapport with our volleyball athletes as well as contribute to a competitive organization. I know she will be able to continue to help our Lady Chargers to be successful.”

The volleyball team is currently having strength and conditioning workouts under the current NCHSAA Guidelines in preparation for their 2020 Season.