Brett Versen, the head coach at North Oldham High School the past two seasons, was named the new volleyball coach at Sacred Heart on Monday.
Versen led the Mustangs to a 52-17 record and back-to-back Eighth Region titles in his two seasons. North Oldham reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament last season and finished with a 26-13 record.
Versen also is the club director for the Mid-America Volleyball Academy.
“I am excited to lead the volleyball program into the next chapter of their already storied history,” Versen said in a news release. “The potential of this program is extraordinary. I am ready to hit the ground running to help these talented young women achieve their goals both on and off the court.”
Versen is an Ohio native who played four seasons of volleyball at Ohio State University. He served as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky and James Madison before taking the North Oldham job.
Versen replaces Eric Garvey, who stepped down last month after nine seasons as the Valkyries’ head coach. Garvey led the Valkyries to three regional titles and two state runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009.
Sacred Heart finished 33-7 last season, falling to Assumption in the Seventh Region final. The Valkyries will return one of the nation’s top juniors in Paige Hammons, who has committed to Florida.