Charleston Southern announced Wednesday that Christy Mooberry was hired as volleyball head coach.

Mooberry was the head coach at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., leading the team to the NCCAA Mideast Region Championship match this past season.

“Christy Mooberry is an outstanding volleyball coach and we are very excited that she will lead our program,” said CSU athletic director Hank Small. “She is a proven winner as a head coach and has shown that she can build a successful program. She is a great fit for CSU.”

Mooberry’s head coaching record at four-year schools is 102-94 (.520) over five seasons.

“I’ve had my eye on CSU for a while for three main reasons,” Mooberry said. “First, because it’s a Christian university that is open enrollment and I love the opportunity that provides. Second, it’s a NCAA Division I institution, so we can really pursue excellence in our sport. Third, you can’t beat the location of Charleston; this is somewhere my husband and I would love to settle and stay for a long time.”

Mooberry played college volleyball at the University of Saint Francis (Ill.) and the Moody Bible Institute, where she graduated in 2001.

City Amateur

The Charleston City Amateur golf tournament will be without a defending champion when it gets under way Friday.

Bert Atkinson, who won has seventh City Amateur last year with a nine-shot win over Brian Phillips, is unable to participate in this year’s event because of business and family obligations.

A field of 180 golfers is entered in the tournament, with tee times Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 2:10 p.m. The field will be flighted for Sunday’s final round with the leaders scheduled to start around 2:30 p.m.