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Hernandez Approved as Girls’ Soccer Coach

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Marco Hernandez is the new varsity girls’ soccer coach at Olivet High School, officially approved by the Olivet Community Schools’ Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

Hernandez replaces Mitch Brady, who resigned after just one season – albeit a good one as the Lady Eagles posted the most wins (10) in program history last spring.

“I’m excited, thankful and eager for this coaching opportunity to lead a talented squad,” said Hernandez, who also directs Olivet’s varsity boys’ program. “I look forward to further developing this squad through hard work, conditioning, discipline and fundamentals.

“Our goal will be to have a consistent and successful program that will grow year after year,” he added.

A resident of Olivet, Hernandez built a strong reputation as a travel coach in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL). He also served as an OHS boys’ and girls’ varsity assistant coach from 2007-2011. Hernandez’s playing experience includes varsity soccer at Lapeer East High School and two years of club soccer at Saginaw Valley State University.

This past fall, Hernandez took over Olivet’s decimated boys’ program and orchestrated an impressive turn-around. After starting the season with 11 straight losses, the Eagles won four out of six games before falling in a district semifinal.

During the day, Hernandez is employed as a Specialist Lieutenant for the Michigan State Police.

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