Cincinnati, Ohio – August 4, 2017–– Saint Ursula Academy is proud to announce Mark Kleespies as the new head Varsity Basketball Coach. Kleespies will take over the SUA program for the 2017-2018 season.
Mark has coached basketball for the past 25 years, and has been the Head Junior Varsity Coach at SUA for the past two years. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton, has been married to Nancy his wife for 33 years, has 3 children and is a past parent of an SUA alumna. Mark is currently a partner at THOR Investment Management in Anderson Township and serves on the board for Pregnancy Center East.
“We are excited to have Mark taking over the basketball program,” said Mike Sipes, Saint Ursula Academy Athletic Director. “As a parent of an SUA alumna, and most recently, our Reserve head coach, Mark understands the culture of our school and the role that athletics plays in the overall development of our students.”
“I am very excited about the basketball program at SUA,” said Coach Mark Kleespies. “Having coached at SUA for the past two years, I am familiar with all the girls and know we have a very athletic group of passionate basketball players. I am looking forward to getting in the gym and working to continue the success at SUA.”
To learn more about Saint Ursula Academy and the basketball program, please visit www.saintursula.org.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2017 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.