After 27 seasons of coaching volleyball at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jean Kesterson has made the decision not to return next season.
Her retirement was announced by the high school Monday morning. The decision was announced by Kesterson on Sunday to those close to the program during the team’s banquet, however was not made public until the official high school announcement.
Kesterson worked up quite a record while coaching at the school. She led the team to eight state titles, coached four Indiana Gatorade Players of the Year, 17 All-Americans, and most recently led the team to a national championship in 2015.
“We have good kids in the program,” said Kesterson. “We’re not going to go away. We’re still going to be a force in the state, but with some young blood out there and with a young arm that can hit.”
While Kesterson won’t be returning to coach the team to possibly another state title, she will still be involved in the school. Kesterson will continue as the chairperson of the Business Education Department.
Along with that responsibility, Kesterson will be helping athletic director Doug Seagrave pick her replacement. Thus far however there haven’t been any formalized plans released on who might replace Kesterson, or what the process will be in finding a new coach.