Todd Dagenais Named USC Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

March 28, 2005

Todd Dagenais, who spent the past year with USA Volleyball and before that was an assistant coach at Michigan State, has been named an assistant coach with the USC women's volleyball team, Trojan head coach Mick Haley announced today.

Dagenais, 34, was the coordinator of USA Volleyball's High Performance Program since January of 2004. He oversaw the girls' High Performance and domestic programs, as well as the girls' youth and junior national team programs. He also was involved with the USA men's and women's national teams, including serving as video coordinator and statistician with the 2004 women's Olympic team.

Before that, he spent 5 seasons (1999-2003) at Michigan State, as an assistant the first 3 years and as associate head coach the final 2 seasons. He also served as the program's recruiting and scouting coordinator, and assisted with travel, academics, scheduling, sports camps and the training of all positional players. The Spartans were NCAA Tournament participants each season.

He was an assistant at Northern Michigan in 1998, where he served as recruiting and travel coordinator. The Wildcats played in the NCAA Division II tourney that year.

He was a volunteer assistant at Michigan State in 1997.

During his collegiate coaching tenure, he spent the offseasons with USA Volleyball. In 2002 and 2003, he was a volunteer assistant with the USA women's national team. He accompanied the team on 3 tours against international competition.

He was an assistant with the USA junior national program in 2001 and served as USA Volleyball's lead court coach and tryout coordinator at High Performance camps from 1999 to 2003.

He co-founded mid-Michigan's first female elite junior team, the Valley Gold Elite Junior Volleyball Team, serving as its head coach from 1995 to 1997. The 1997 squad won the Michigan AAU state championship.

He coached Michigan State's Top 10-ranked women's club team from November 1997 to March 1998.

Dagenais (pronounced DA-jzuh-nay) received his bachelor's degree in sports medicine (with an emphasis in exercise physiology) from Central Michigan in 1995. He played on the Chippewas' men's club team for 4 years. He was a certified athletic trainer.

Born Oct. 19, 1970, he is married and his wife's name is Katie.

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