Faith Watson has been selected as the new varsity girls volleyball coach for Oregon High School.
Watson took over the program effective Aug. 14, the first day of IHSA-allowed practice. She replaced Christy Sitze, who resigned after taking a coaching job at Rockford University.
Oregon High School Activities Director Mike Lawton said Watson was a standout player at Oregon High School. As a captian during her senior year in 2006, she led the Hawks to a 36-4 record and supersectional appearance, earning both all-conference and all-area recognition.
She was a four year player at the varsity level and her high school teams won the Big Northern Conference and IHSA regional championship every season Watson played.
After her Oregon career, Watson went on to play sat the collegiate level at Lewis University, Romeoville.
She was named captain of the squad her senior year.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Lewis.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to step into such a successful volleyball program,” said Watson. “I was involved as a player here for four years and as an assistant coach, which has given me a great vision on where the program is headed. I am looking forward to working with the administration, coaches, parents, and players.”
Last year’s volleyball team finished with a record of 27-12-1 and won the IHSA Class 2A regional.