Jacque Hoak – Head Coach – Volleyball
Just one year after joining the Prairie State College volleyball staff as an assistant, Jacque Hoak will enter the 2012 campaign as the Pioneers’ new head coach.
Hoak, a former outside hitter at the University of Iowa, returned to the coaching ranks in 2011, following a one-year stint as a graduate assistant at Loyola University in 2009.
Hoak’s first season at PSC proved to be one for the record books.
The Pioneers claimed their school its first-ever NJCAA Region IV championship in any sport as well as the program’s first-ever Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title.
PSC also won the Skyway Conference Tournament for the first time in program history.
A former standout and 2003 graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Hoak was a three-year varsity player for the Celtics, starting every game during that span.
She also earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors following her senior campaign of 2002 after leading Providence with 296 kills and 54 service aces.
Hoak, also serves as Prairie State’s Athletic Academic Advisor and Mentoring Specialist, helped engineer a stunning upset of top-ranked Mother McAuley High School during her junior season of 2001.
Hoak played club volleyball for Club Elite and helped guide her team to an 11th-place finish at the 17’s Open National Tournament in 2002.
While at Iowa, Hoak amassed 519 career digs and 243 kills.
In addition to her work as a graduate assistant with the Rambler’s program, Hoak also worked the Iowa Volleyball Camps.
Former Arizona State University middle blocker Ashley Ottmann enters her first season as an assistant on head coach Jacque Hoak’s staff in 2012.
Ottmann, a 1996 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, played four productive seasons for the Sun Devils from 1996-2000, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in communication.
The bulk of Ottmann’s coaching experience has been conducted at the club level as she has been instrumental in the success of Tsunami Sports in Chicago Heights.
When not coaching, Ottmann is self-employed as a distributor for Herbalife International.
After spending a year away from college volleyball, Maggie Ksiazek returns to the Pioneers for the 2012 campaign as a volunteer assistant on her sister, head coach Jacque Hoak’s coaching staff.
A 2009 graduate of Loras College (Iowa), Ksiazek, formerly Maggie Huguelet, once again will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to PSC’s program.
Ksiazek was a four-year starter at right-side hitter for the Duhawks and a key contributor to Loras’ 2008 squad which earned an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.
A product of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ksiazek was a co-captain and top performer for the Celtics when they compiled a 30-7-1 overall record while claiming an IHSA Class AA Regional championship in 2004.
Ksiazek earned a bachelor’s degree in Special/Elementary Education from Loras and currently teaches at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School in Oak Lawn.
Prior to her current duties with the Pioneers, the Orland Park native has also lent her expertise at several camps during her playing career at both Providence and Loras.