Reagan finishes 8th of 80 and celebrates 800 at TX Volleyball Invitational

August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016 – Reagan Varsity Volleyball finished 8th out of 80 teams at the Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational, the nation’s largest high school volleyball tournament.  The Rattlers finished the tournament 5-2, winning their first 5 matches against teams from Veterans Memorial (25-14, 26-16), Willis (25-18, 25-18), McKinney Boyd (26-24, 14-25, 25-21), Coppell (25-22, 25-18), and Pearland (25-22, 25-16).   Its first match loss was to Hebron, who went undefeated to win the tournament. The Rattlers played a competitive match taking Hebron to 3 sets (16-25, 28-26, 21-25). During the Rattler’s last and final match, the team fell (23-25, 14-25) to Lovejoy, who finished the tournament 5th overall.  Click here for final tournament standings.

During the win against Pearland, the team celebrated Coach Mike Carter’s 800th UIL win. Carter is the first coach in the area to reach 800 wins and one of only 13 in Texas high school history to achieve that record.  Now in his 27th volleyball season, Carter is 800-183 overall and 596-109 in 18 seasons at Reagan. He coached the Rattlers to the UIL state tournament in 2005 and 2006 and to the regional finals in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.   Prior to Reagan, Carter coached at Holmes, beginning in 1995, and took them from a 2-win team to a 30-win season and to their first playoff appearance since 1983.  Prior to that, Carter started at Randolph in 1990, a team with only one postseason appearance and took them to a regional championship match in 1994.

As his record shows, Coach Carter has consistently developed winning teams and we expect to see the same results with this year’s Rattlers!  Congratulations to Coach Carter and the team on an exciting start to the season!