Volleyball

 
 
       
 
COACHING STAFF

Johnny Chittakhone - Head Coach
 
Will Whealen - Varsity Assistant Coach, JV Head Coach


Coach Johnny Chittakhone has served as Head Coach at St. Mary’s High School since 1997. During his tenure at St. Mary’s, the Dragons have won five Missouri State Championships, including three consecutive state titles from 2006-2007-2008, and two in 1999 and 2004. The Dragons also had five state runner-ups in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2017, and 2018 and placed third four times in 2001, 2005, 2014, 2016, and placed fifth in 2009, 2010, and 2015. The Dragons had made SEVENTEEN Missouri State Tournament appearances by winning their District in 1998-1999, 2001-2010, and 2014-2018.

Coach Johnny Chittakhone served as Head Coach at various women volleyball programs from 1992-2018 in Metro St. Louis area. He had coached Boys Volleyball at Pattonville High School 1992-1994. He had coached Women Volleyball at Harris-Stowe State University from 1996-1997 and returned to coach again from 2005-2010. He had coached USA Volleyball-Jr Girls at Kirkwood Volleyball Club from 1997-2008. He had coached Girls Volleyball at Kirkwood High School from 1999-2002. He had coached Girls Volleyball at Jennings High School from 2002-2004 and returned to coach in 2016 - present. He had coached USA Volleyball-Jr Girls at TESL Volleyball Club from 2012-2018.
 
He studied engineering for two years at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He was also a member of the Missouri S&T Miner Men’s Soccer team from 1990-1992. He graduated with a teaching degree in Secondary Education –Mathematics from Harris-Stowe State University. He was also a member of the Harris-Stowe Men’s Soccer team for two seasons in 1994-1996. He is currently teaching mathematics and engineering at Jennings High School.

Coach Chittakhone and his lovely wife, Susan, live in Kirkwood. They have two amazing, smart, talented, beautiful daughters –Makenzie and Delanie. “Volleyball has given me a teaching and coaching career. I met the love of my life, my wife Susan, playing volleyball. I want to give back to the sport that has given me so much of my life.
 
 
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VOLLEYBALL

St. Mary’s High School has one of the most elite volleyball programs in the state!
The Dragons have won five Missouri State Championships, including three consecutive state titles from 2006-2007-2008, and two in 1999 and 2004. The Dragons also had five state runner-ups in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2017, and 2018 and placed third four times in 2001, 2005, 2014, 2016, and placed fifth in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

Practices begin the 1st week in March, and the team practices five days a week after school. The volleyball program traditionally has two teams, a varsity and JV, but has also played a freshman schedule as needed.