In 2003, when OH Christina Kaelin was a sophomore and still doing time in the middle, Assumption High School of Louisville, Kentucky, lost 12 matches, one more than it had the previous seven years. The Rockets also did not win the state title for the first time since 1994. What did coach Ron Kordes do? He added the prestigious Durango Fall Classic to his team’s schedule, even though they were already playing tougher competition than anybody else. That speaks volumes about the man who today is named PrepVolleyball.com’s 2005 National Coach of the Year after compiling a 43-0 record and leading Assumption to its third national championship over the past decade.
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