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Volleyball Coach

Phone: (618) ***-****  HQ Phone
Mater Dei Catholic High School
900 N. Mater Dei Drive
Breese , Illinois 62230
United States

Company Description: Breese Motor Sales, Mater Dei Catholic High School, and members of the local community raised $6,000 for Mater Dei Catholic High School's Fathers and Friends...   more

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Volleyball | Mater Dei Catholic High School, 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mater Dei volleyball coach Fred Rakers proudly displays his award from the National High School Coaches Association for being named National Coach of the Year in Volleyball.
Mater Dei volleyball coach Fred Rakers has been notified that he has been selected by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) as the National High School Volleyball Coach of the Year for 2011.
Rakers brought a sterling 35-year coaching career to an end last fall when his Lady Knights compiled a 41-1 record and took home the Illinois 3A state championship, his sixth state championship of his career at Mater Dei.
The Kaskaskia College Blue ..., 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Volleyball team will take on Lewis and Clark College on September 6 at 6 pm with part of the proceeds going toward the "Fighting for Fred" fund to help long-time Mater Dei coach and educator Fred Rakers in his battle with cancer.
According to the "Fighting for Fred" Facebook page, "Fred Rakers has been a teacher, friend, coach, and role model to children and adults all over Southern Illinois. Recently, he began his battle with cancer. He has been fighting for and with each of us for the past 45 years, it is our turn to fight for him."
Both Blue Angels Assistant Volleyball coach Cortney Crocker, and her sister Chelsea, who plays on the team, were coached by Fred Rakers at Mater Dei High School, and conceived the "Fighting for Fred" game and Facebook page.
Please come out on September 6 at 6 pm and show your support for the Blue Angels and for Fred Rakers.
2011 Coach of the Year - National High School Coaches Association, 5 Sept 2011 [cached]
Volleyball -- Fred Rakers Mater Dei High School - Breese, Illinois
The only volleyball coach Mater Dei has ever had, Rakers, 65, brought a sterling 35-year coaching career to an end last fall. His Knights compiled a 41-1 record, and sent him out a winner. Ranked No. 26 nationally by, Mater Dei’s 15-25, 25-18, 26-24 victory over Joliet Catholic Academy in the 3A state final gave Rakers his sixth state title. With a career record of 1,046-200-7, Rakers stands No. 2 on the all-time victory list among Illinois coaches.
Rakers will continue to teach consumer education and career guidance at Mater Dei. His son, Chad, an assistant coach the past four seasons, will succeed him as head coach.
Beloved volleyball coach Fred ..., 12 Jan 2014 [cached]
Beloved volleyball coach Fred Rakers, who led Breese Mater Dei to Illinois state titles six times and retired after the 2010 season with 1,046 wins, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 68 years old.
Rakers started coaching at Mater Dei in 1976 and soon built the Knights into a state power. Mater Dei first won state in 1987 and won five times thereafter under Rakers, the last in 2010 when the Knights finished 41-1 and No. 25 in the nation.
Rakers is survived by his wife, Rosie, and three children, including Chad Rakers, who succeeded his father as Mater Dei's head coach in 2011.
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Fred Rakers was a great coach, but he wanted little to do with the national media (i.e.,
Mater Dei's Hall of Fame coach ... [cached]
Mater Dei's Hall of Fame coach Fred Rakers has passed
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