St. Rita High School has announced a new Head Coach for its varsity volleyball program. Mr. Brian Hagen ’04 joined the school for the 2013-14 school year as a full-time Guidance Counselor, and will take the reins of the volleyball program beginning next season. Hagen has been involved in coaching at the high school level for several years, coaching both club and high school teams. He coached at St. Rita in 2009 on the freshmen and varsity levels. He has also worked as an IHSA referee for several years. While a student at St. Rita, Hagen was a four-year volleyball player, and a two-year varsity standout. While playing at St. Rita, the Mustangs were regularly among the best teams in the Chicago Catholic League. His 2003 Mustangs reached the Elite 8 at the IHSA State Tournament.
Hagen will look to get the Mustangs down state on a regular basis and add a 7th appearance at the IHSA tournament for the program. The teams’ most recent appearances were 2011 and 2012.
"I am humbled and honored to be the new head volleyball coach at my alma mater,” Hagen stated. “I am very excited to start working with the great athletes at St. Rita and build on this programs’ long history of winning volleyball."
Hagen will be holding a grade school Volleyball Camp for students in grades 4-8 from July 14-17 at St. Rita High School from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM