Presbyterian Christian School announced the hiring of a new volleyball coach, Jesse Rechtien. The volleyball program at PCS has been a competitive, hard-working, focused team of athletes, and the search to find a person to match their level of skill and tenacity has finally concluded with the hiring of Rechtien.
“I am honored and excited to accept the position as Head Volleyball Coach for Presbyterian Christian School,” Rechtien said. “I have always had a great respect for the school and the program as an opposing coach. PCS has always had a volleyball reputation and I’m excited about the future of this program. I’m so grateful for the trust that comes with this opportunity and can’t wait to get started.”
From 2015-2018, Rechtein served as one of Hancock High School’s Volleyball Coaches. In this role he helped lead the way to four district titles, three South State Titles, two Final Four appearances and one 6A state championship.
Rechtein has been the Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Volleyball Club, the premier junior girls/boys volleyball club in southern Mississippi, since 2008. His passion for teaching and spreading the game of volleyball to the next generation. Rechtien is also a USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline coach for U12-U17.
Rechtien comes from a family with deep roots in the game of volleyball. His father was a coach for many years, and as a result, Coach Rechtien has been playing or coaching the game his entire life.
“Our entire Athletic Department and PCS are thrilled to have Coach Rechtein on board,” Athletic Director Rob Shillito said. “He is someone with a lifetime of playing and coaching experience, and our volleyball program and athletes will undoubtedly benefit from his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game. He is the ‘ace’ we’ve been praying for, and it is my joy to introduce Coach Rechtien to all of Bobcat Nation.”
Coach Rechtien assumes this role effective immediately.