New Freshmen Volleyball Coach @ LHS for 2017-2018
March 14, 2017
Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Rachel Versemann as our Freshmen Girls Volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.
Coach Versemann has been playing and coaching volleyball for many years. Rachel graduated from Concordia, Chicago where she was a 4-year varsity starter on the women’s volleyball team. She also played basketball and ran track for the Cougars.
Rachel began coaching after college at St. John, Forest Park, IL, where she had grades 5-8 and served as a 3rd grade teacher. The following year she added varsity coaching responsibilities at Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, IL. After 3 years at Walther, she joined the staff of Concordia University as an assistant coach.
Coach Versemann moved with her family to the St. Louis area to be closer to family when her children were little. She began coaching here at Lutheran High as an assistant with the program under coach Kathy Chapin. As children and family responsibilities increased, Rachel left Lutheran to coach her daughter’s club teams. During these years, she coached ages 10U-16U with St. Charles Xplosion. She also coached at Messiah, Weldon Spring, for 2 seasons. Coach Versemann has been serving as an assistant coach at Francis Howell High School in both the girls’ and boys’ programs for the past six years.
Rachel and her husband, Todd, live in the Cottleville area. They attend Messiah Lutheran Church in Weldon Spring, and their children, Abbie and Jake, are both graduates of Lutheran High. Abbie is now a junior at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, where she is on the gymnastics team, and Jake will be attending Missouri S&T in Rolla, where he will be playing football. Coach Versemann is currently teaching kindergarten in the Francis Howell School District at Fairmount Elementary.