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Volleyball: Versen leaves North to coach Sacred Heart

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By Elliott Pratt

Brett Versen, volleyball coach at North Oldham the past two seasons, has left to take the same position at Sacred Heart Academy.

Versen, 31, won back-to-back Eighth Region titles in two years at North Oldham and led the Lady Mustangs to the state quarterfinals last season.

“When I got [to North Oldham], I knew they definitely had the talent to compete and be one of the best teams in the state,” Versen said. “My goal was to try and get them to believe and think they could hang and beat those best teams in the state…I told the girls [Monday] morning, I thanked them for their effort and buying in and giving me everything they had and believing and pushing themselves to do that. Definitely, even though they lose a few big seniors, there’s some great returners with a lot of experience. It’s an exciting time for whoever takes the team next.”

North will replace senior standouts Casey Foote and Sarah Snyder who signed with William & Mary and Georgetown, respectively, along with Jennifer Rebbin and Kelsey Moore. North Oldham finished last year 26-13.

“Brett did an excellent job here at North Oldham,” NOHS athletics director Alan Yanke said. “He is a very good coach and a great person. We wish he and his family the best.”

Sacred Heart finished 33-7 last year and fell to eventual state champion Assumption in the Region 7 final.

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