APPLE VALLEY, MN- Eastview High School Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Athletics Matt Percival has announced the hiring of Becky Egan as the new Head Girls’ Volleyball Coach for the 2020-21 season. Egan will replace Ryan Dehnel who resigned this summer to dedicate more time to other goals and pursuits in his personal and professional life.
Coach Egan brings a wealth of coaching experience to Eastview. She started her coaching career out of college at a variety of high schools before moving to the college ranks at Concordia University – St. Paul for three years. From Concordia, Egan was hired as a teacher and coach at Eastview High School where she was the head coach from 2002-2012 and led them to be state tournament runner-ups in 2008. She then went on to be the head coach at Hamline University from 2013-2016 where she turned them into play-off contenders before returning back to Eastview in a physical education and health teaching position and taking on the role of assistant coach during the 2019-2020 season. Coach Egan has also been coaching in the club volleyball world for a number of years and has been working with a variety of age groups from the 12-and-under up to the 18-and-under divisions.
Egan grew up in Bloomington, MN and attended Jefferson High School where she was a 5-year letter winner in volleyball and competed in 4 state tournaments with All-Conference and All-State awards. She then moved on to play volleyball at the University of Minnesota where she was a starter for 4 years and graduated with her B.S. in Kinesiology.
Coach Egan lives in Apple Valley with her husband, Jim, and four children who all attend District 196 schools; Tyler (16), Emma (14), Kaleigh (14), and Ryan (13).
Coach Egan will be connecting with all players at an upcoming meeting during the Fall Training Sessions that begin next week.
Quote from Coach Egan:
“Being back as a head coach in the Eastview community is something that I am really looking forward to, even though our circumstances are definitely unique this year. I’m excited to continue the hard work that has been done and also develop these young female athletes. To be able to give them confidence and leadership skills that will, in turn, make them great volleyball players, is one of my top goals.”
Quote from AD Matt Percival:
“Having a coach like Becky Egan lead a program is often a once in a lifetime opportunity. The fact that she is interested in assuming this role again is incredibly impactful for all of the student athletes in the Eastview Volleyball community. Not only is she an exceptional teacher and volleyball coach, she is most importantly a great leader of young women who will help in developing leadership skills for a lifetime.”