Cardinal Stritch names volleyball veterans to coaching roster

Staff Writer

Logan Manders, of Toledo, has been named head coach of the varsity volleyball team for the Cardinal Stritch Cardinals.
Brittany LeGare, also of Toledo, will be coaching by Manders’ side as assistant varsity coach. Alexa St. Julian, of Rossford, will coach the Cardinals junior varsity team.
“I am pleased to have Logan lead our volleyball program into the future,” Cardinal Stritch Athletic Director Denny Shoemaker said. “She has great experience in playing and, more importantly, coaching the game. Logan has put together an incredible coaching staff that is not only as experienced in the sport as Logan is, but they are ready and committed to building the program to be even stronger than it is now. I am excited for the upcoming season.”
“I have been in the volleyball world for 21 years,” Manders said. “I have been involved in travel, school, beach and adult leagues. I achieved a longtime dream by extending my volleyball career after high school by playing for Defiance College.”
Manders coached junior high and JV volleyball for Whitmer High School and has been coaching travel volleyball for two years.
She said she was ecstatic when she was given the opportunity to join the Cardinal Stritch volleyball coaching staff last year as the JV coach.
“We had a great season and the girls really showed that they had a passion for the game,” she said. “I am looking forward to working with our student athletes to grow not only their game skills but the entire volleyball program for Cardinal Stritch,” she said.
“The transition from junior varsity to varsity coach for the Cardinals will be smooth within the athletics program,” Manders said, adding she is looking forward to working with LeGare. “I had the pleasure of coaching Brittany during her junior high and high school volleyball career. She and I share the love of the game and the passion to teach skills on and off the court to ensure success. We are looking forward to this season with our Lady Cardinals and are excited to get to work.”
LeGare said she immediately knew she wanted the position when she heard the Cardinal Stritch volleyball program was adding to their coaching staff. “As a parent of a child who just graduated from the preschool program at Stritch, I already knew I loved the school, the faculty, the students and what Cardinal Stritch stands for, so I knew it would be a perfect fit,” she said.
St. Julian said that she is thrilled to be joining the Cardinal Stritch volleyball program and becoming a part of the Cardinal community.
All three coaches and their players will be involved in the Cardinal Stritch Summer Volleyball Camp being held July 10-12 for girls in fourth through eighth grades. Learn more at


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