Marist High School Principal Larry Tucker '79 announced on March 9, that Jordan Vidovic will take over as head girls volleyball coach starting with the Fall 2016 season. Vidovic has been the girls assistant coach for the past three seasons, and started his second season as the boys head coach this week.
"The consistency that Jordan can provide throughout the program for both our boys and girls is invaluable," Tucker explained. "As an accomplished player and coach, he's won the respect of players and demonstrated leadership and success."
Vidovic was a four year varsity high school player himself, garnering several accolades including being named an All American in 2005. He went on to play four seasons for Lewis University, where he continued to be a leader on and off the court. In 2007, he was named USA Volleyball Beach Player of the Year. He has coaching experience at the high school, college, and club level, including leading a club team to a national title in 2012.
"I am excited to take on the head coach position at Marist," Vidovic said. "The student-athletes here are first rate, and are willing to put in the hard work that's required to succeed." Vidovic will be only the third head coach in the program’s history, which boasts nine regional titles, two sectional titles, one supersectional title, seven conference titles, and a 4th place state finish in 2011. "We are located in an area rich with volleyball talent, and I am honored to be at the helm at one of the sport's powerhouses for both boys and girls."
Vidovic's appointment was announced to students after school on Wednesday. He will offer camps for both boys and girls this summer at Marist. He also teaches physical education at the school.
At the moment, his focus will be on the boys season which had tryouts this week. The season opener will be held at Marist on March 22 against Providence Catholic at 6pm. The team hopes to improve on last year when it advanced to the sectional championship. Marist High School participates in the competitive East Suburban Catholic Conference.