Lutheran High School
of St. Charles County

New Freshmen Volleyball Coach @ LHS for 2017-2018


March 14, 2017

Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr​s. ​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.

​Coach Versemann joins our girl’s volleyball staff to add to our already-excellent team of coaches: Sasa Vasiljevic (head varsity), Lisa Gnade (assistant varsity), Greg Franklin (head JV) and Allison Patton (assistant JV).  Coach Versemann is excited to be back at LHS and is looking forward to developing relationships with players and families as we grow and build on the winning tradition at LHS.  We look forward to Mrs. Versemann working with the program!