MND Announces New Volleyball Coach

Mount Notre Dame (MND) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Michael Crofton as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at the school. Crofton, 34, spent the past two seasons as the head coach at Lebanon High School where he led the Warriors to consecutive league championships in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) and the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC).

Crofton compiled an impressive 41-8 record during his tenure at Lebanon. He was named ECC Coach of the Year in 2020 and GWOC Coach of the Year in 2019. Crofton is no stranger to the competitive Girls Greater Catholic League. Prior to taking the reins at Lebanon, Crofton spent a year as varsity assistant coach at Ursuline Academy where he helped lead the Lions to the 2018 Division 1 state championship. He also spent two seasons (2013 and 2014) as the varsity head coach at McAuley (now Mercy McAuley) High School, where he led the Mohawks to a Top Five finish in the city polls.  He also spent a year on the freshman staff at Mount Notre Dame from 2007-2008.

“Michael brings a wealth of coaching experience and success to MND as well as a keen insight into high school and collegiate levels of play,” said Mark Schenkel, MND athletic director. “His familiarity and experience coaching in the GGCL will be quite helpful as we continue the rich tradition of success enjoyed by our MND volleyball program.”

Crofton also has collegiate and club coaching experience, having served as the assistant volleyball coach at Otterbein University in Columbus for three seasons and currently serving as a head coach in the Cincy Classics and Elevation Volleyball Clubs for the last 15 years.

Crofton graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received his MBA from Otterbein University in 2012.