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Lady Devils’ state championship part of a long string of successes

Pat Moughon isn’t one to blow her own horn. So, let’s do a little horn blowing for her.

In her 14 seasons as Mathews High School volleyball coach, her Lady Devils have won nine Tidewater District titles, seven Region A championships, made appearances in eight state tournaments, advanced five times to the VHSL semifinals at the VCU Siegel Center, were state runners-up in 2010 and, have just finished their second season as state champions.

Since taking the reins from Jeff Bohn in 1999, Moughon’s teams have never suffered a losing season and have compiled an incredible 276-60 record.

Catching up with her last Wednesday morning, it was obvious that Moughon was still a little exhausted, both physically and emotionally, from the previous weekend’s Group A Division 2 tournament, where her girls pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind win in Saturday’s championship game over Stuarts Draft.

"I keep pinching myself," she said, as the significance of win...

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