QND to implement Athletic Code of Conduct following post-game volleyball incident

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QUINCY — The Quincy Notre Dame administration is taking steps to ensure the protection of its coaches during post-game activities.

The school conducted what it termed a “thorough review” of what transpired following last week’s Class 2A volleyball regional championship at Macomb High School.

In the wake of the Raiders’ 25-18, 25-14 loss to Macomb, parents made their way to the immediate vicinity of the locker room entrance while the team and coaching staff were decompressing. The parents claimed they were attempting to remove their daughters from what they believed to be a toxic environment.

QND coach Courtney Kvitle said she felt threatened and violated by their presence.

Muddy River News has spoken to the parents involved in the incident and they maintain they did not physically enter the locker room. They do acknowledge they were in the vicinity, with one parent who said she put her hands on each side of the door jam and leaned into the locker room.

“When the game ended, Coach Kvitle and team should have been allowed to wrap up their season without interruption. That, unfortunately, did not occur.  Moving forward, we will develop and implement an Athletic Code of Conduct in support of our coaches to prevent future incidents,” the QND statement reads.

The QND administration said it had received no formal complaints this season about Kvitle’s treatment of players before Thursday night’s incident.

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