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Volleyball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jacob Layden

On October 5, 2017, Jacob Layden officially took the reins of the Saint Ignatius volleyball program.

Layden succeeds Casey Marcelo, who led the Wildcats to 10 Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association (OHSBVA) Quarterfinals. Under Marcelo, the Volleyball Cats won the 2017 OHSBVA State Championship. 

Layden, a Wisconsin native, moved from Milwaukee to Cleveland in August 2016. Layden soon proved himself as a knowledgeable member of the staff, helping Marcelo and Co. strategize before and during matches. Following the team’s underdog state title run, Marcelo called Layden an essential part of the victory. So, when Marcelo decided to go out on top, Layden was the perfect man for the job.

Layden attended both a Jesuit high school (Marquette University High School) and a college (Boston College). Layden understands the concept of “Men for Others” and his responsibility to not only train young men to be good volleyball players, but also to be outstanding men and citizens.

Layden, a financial adviser, lives with his wife, Laura, a professor at Case Western Reserve University.  


Title: Head Coach

College: Boston College

Coaching Experience: 2 years

Record: 0-0

Assistant Coaches

John Gerwitz – Assistant Coach

Steffany Armstrong – Assistant Coach

Matt Adler '05 – Assistant Coach

Anne Kent – Head Coach, JV