Mount St. Mary Catholic High School is proud to announce that James Ward has been named the Head Coach of the Rocket Volleyball Program.
Ward has served as Assistant Volleyball Coach at MSM for two years. Before MSM, he served as the Head Coach at Oklahoma Bible Academy for nine years, the Head Coach at Enid High School for 12 years and has coached a total of 14 trips to the OSSAA State Volleyball Tournament. Ward served as the Oklahoma Volleyball Coaches Association Vice President for eight years, sat on the OCA Allstate Selection Committee for 10 years, the state tournament all tournament teams selections committee for eight years and the OSSAA Advisory Board for Volleyball for six years.
Ward is a 1985 graduate of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School. He is married to Marci Ward and has three sons, Jaxyn, Jadyn and Gabe who will be future Rockets!
Most recent Head Coach, Mary Jekel will remain on staff as Assistant Coach to James Ward and plans to spend more time with loved ones.
"We appreciate absolutely everything Mary Jekel has done for the MSM Volleyball Program. We are impressed with the job Coach Ward has done in recent years. James has an impressive background in high school volleyball and we are excited for him to lead the future of our program," said MSM Athletic Director, Chris Crosbie.