Athletic Staff & Coaches

 

Athletic Staff


Athletic Director, Diane Redmond

Diane Redmond started working at Ursuline in 1994.  In her time at Ursuline, she has added many teams and sports, including dance, lacrosse, bowling and several JV and Freshman programs.  Prior to working at Ursuline, she taught Physical Education in Northern KY, and coached and played basketball at the college level. Her love of sports started early in life, and she is happy to be able to work in the field that she loves. Ms. Redmond can be reached at dredmond@ursulineacademy.org.

 

Assistant Athletic Director, Colleen Dehring

Colleen Dehring started working in the Athletic Department in 2006 but started working at Ursuline in 1998.  She also is the Varsity Soccer Coach and is a 1993 graduate of Ursuline.  Coach Dehring can be reached at cdehring@ursulineacademy.org.

 

Athletic Trainer, Becky White

Becky white, from Mercy Health Cincinnati Sports Medicine (linked to http://www.cincinnatisportsmed.com/), started working with our athletes in 2011.  She can be reached at rawhite@mercy.com .

 


Varsity Coaches


Basketball Varsity Head Coach, Keith Starks

Coach Starks was hired in 2011. He comes to Ursuline from several years of coaching experience at the high school level.  Prior to coaching, he was a competitive player at the University of Cincinnati, then the Boston Celtics and abroad. Coach Starks can be reached at bearcats422002@gmail.com


Bowling Varsity Head Coach, Missy Keith

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Cross Country Varsity Head Coach, Rachel Bea

Coach Bea was hired in 2013. In her first season she led the team to a District Title, Regional Runner Up and a 3rd place finish at State (best Ursuline finish in history). She previously coached as an assistant or head coach at Notre Dame Academy (top 10 finishes at state each year), Simon Kenton High School (brought distance runners to state in track and cross country for the first time in many years) and Northern Kentucky University (Graduate assistant). Rachel grew up in Wisconsin and ran competitively through high school and college (Valparaiso University and NKU). After graduating and accepting a Physical Education teaching job at Ryland Heights Elementary, Rachel continued to run competitively and, among other top finishes in local races, most recently won the 2012 Flying Pig Marathon. Using the experiences she gained through her own running career as well as her past in coaching, she brings with her a great depth of running and training knowledge as well as the ability to build and support a team. She has great aspirations for the Lions. Coach Bea can be reached at rachelbea12@gmail.com.

 

Dance Team Head Coach, Brenda Elmore

Head Coach Brenda Elmore started coaching in 2009.  In all four season coaching here, Coach Elmore has led the team to Showcase National Championships in Production and Open.  She has also taken the team to the Liberty Bowl and Sugar Bowl to perform at half-time, to Chicago to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and she started the first Ursuline Dance competition.  In 2013 the team changed venues to perform in the Ameridance Circuit. Their first year in Ameridance they were named National Champsions in Pom, Hip Hop and Prop.  They were also named champions at US Finals for Hip Hop.  Coach Elmore can be reached at Brenda.Elmore@alkermes.com.


Diving Varsity Head Coach, David Wolkoff

Coach Wolkoff has been coaching at Ursuline since 1996. He has qualified three divers to state, including 2006 State Diving Champion Jen Funch. Coach Wolkoff dove at the University of Toledo where he received his degree in Computer Science. When not coaching, Coach Wolkoff can still be found pool-side watching his 3 kids swim. Coach Wolkoff can be reached at tscohinc@aol.com


Field Hockey Varsity Head Coach, Elli Workum

Coach Workum started coaching at Ursuline in 2008. Under her coaching this program was a Regional Runners-up in 2013 and State Final Four in 2012.  Her experience includes playing at Miami University, where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame and had 93 goals, 11 assists and is ranked in the NCAA for scoring.  She was also the leading scorer in high school and is in the Hall of Fame at Wyoming High School. Her enthusiasm for the sport brought her to the coaching side and has been officiating for 23 years.  What she brings to the field has developed and enhanced our program. Coach Workum can be reached at elli@cinci.rr.com.


Golf Varsity Head Coach, Marianne Utz Sahms

Coach Marianne Sahms started coaching at Ursuline in 1995.  During her coaching years at Ursuline, she has been recognized several times by the coaches associations and local organizations. She is also an alumna of Ursuline where she played volleyball and basketball and is a member of Ursuline's Hall of Fame. Prior to coaching, Coach Sahms played 3 years of golf and 1 year of basketball at Michigan State University. Currently Coach Sahms is entering her 23rd year as the General Manager and Director of Golf at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club.  Coach Sahms is a Class A member of the PGA, becoming the 101st woman member in 1987. Coach Sahms can be reached at sahmsm@fuse.net.


Lacrosse Varsity Head Coach, Todd Vollmer

Coach Vollmer started coaching at Ursuline in 2007.  He has led the team to 3 GGCL Championships. Prior to coaching at Ursuline he coached a youth boys team. Coach Vollmer also played on the first high school team in Cincinnati, at Moeller High School, where they were second in State. At Wright State University he was the all-time assists leader and top three in points. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, he has continued to play club lacrosse. He is very active in the lacrosse community and was one of the founding members of Kevo Lacrosse League. Coach Vollmer can be reached at tvollmer@midlandretail.com.


Soccer Varsity Head Coach, Colleen Dehring

Coach Dehring started coaching at Ursuline in 1998.  She has helped lead the team to three league championships, four district championships, and two regional runner-up.  Prior to coaching at Ursuline, Coach Dehring was a four year starter at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, her team went to the NCAA Final Four. She was named a UAA League All-Star for four years, and a Regional All-American for two years. Coach Dehring was recently named to the UAA All-Association 25 year team.  She is also an Ursuline gradute and is currently the Assistant Athletic Director at Ursuline as well. Coach Dehring can be reached at cdehring@ursulineacademy.org.


Softball Varsity Head Coach, Missy Keith

Coach Keith started coaching in the 2014-15 school year.  She comes to us after being an Assistant at Lakota East.  We are excited to have her experience and enthusiasm for the sport. Coach Keith can be reached at mkeith18@fuse.net


Swimming Varsity Head Coach, Brad Isham

Coach Isham started coaching at Ursuline in 2009.  He recently led the team to a State Title in 2013 and the 30th GGCL title. He is also the head coach at Countryside YMCA. Coach Isham has been named District Coach of the year and has twice been named National Coach of the Year first when Gamble Nippert YMCA won the long course nationals in 2000 and again in 2005 when Countryside Y placed second.  He was an Ohio state qualifier in swimming in high school but played soccer at UC in college.  He is a member of the SWOYSL coaches executive committee and a member of the YMCA National Coaches Associate executive committee. You can reach him at brad.isham@ymcastaff.org.


Tennis Varsity Head Coach, Joe Hartkemeyer

Coach Hartkemeyer has been with UA since 2007. Coach Hartkemeyer's team in 2012 was named GGCL champion, city champs, district champs and placed 2nd at state.  In 2010 he led the team to a 3rd place state finish and 2012 a state runner-up title.  And in 2009 he coached an athlete to a singles runner-up, in 2010 coached a doubles team to State Championship and in 2013 he coached a singles championship.  He has been named GGCL and GCTCA Coach of the year in 2009 and 2010 and Enquirer Coach of the Year in 2010. Prior to coaching at Ursuline, he spent 4 years at McAuley. He graduated from the College of Mt. St. Joseph and St. Xavier High School where he played tennis for four years. Coach Hartkemeyer can be reached at joestx@hotmail.com.


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Volleyball Varsity Head Coach, Jeni Case

Coach Case started coaching at Ursuline in 2006.  She took her team to the state finals and won in 2009 and 2012.  Under her direction the team was also the 2008 State Runner-Up, 2010 State Final Four, 3 time GGCL Champion, 3 time undefeated regular seasons.  Coach Case has been named the District Coach of the Year, Ohio Coach of the Year, GGCL Coach of the Year, and Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year for three years.  Previous to coaching at Ursuline, Coach Case coached 10 years in the GMC.  Prior to coaching Coach Case was an All-City player for Seton High School where she was a State Champ in 1986 and 1988. She went on to play at Thomas More College where she was a 3 time All-American and eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 1994 she was named the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky College Sports Woman of the Year.  Coach Case continues to play volleyball and has qualified for the AVP. Coach Case can be reached at jenicase@zoomtown.com.

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