Niwot names Berthoud’s Daisha Agho new volleyball coach

Niwot on Monday announced that it has hired Daisha Agho as its new volleyball coach.

Agho has spent the past eight seasons as the coach at Berthoud, where she has compiled a 94-89 record, including 57-24 over the past three years.

Agho’s teams have gone to the Class 4A state tournament for three consecutive seasons.

“With coach Agho, we are not only getting a coach, but we are also getting a mentor for young women,” Niwot athletic director Chase McBride said in a statement. “The relationships she has developed with her athletes have been the backbone of her success. (With her) winning Tri Valley coach of the year, three-time regional champion, and recent state tournament experiences, coach Agho is the type of fit for our program that we feel can take us to the next level.

“We have an extremely talented and experienced group of girls coming back to the program, and we are thrilled to have coach Agho at the head of our program.”

She takes over a Niwot program that has had a lot of recent success under Preston Brown. Since 2013, Niwot is 67-37, including appearances at the 4A state tournament in 2016 and 2014, as well as regional berths in 2013 and 2015.

The Cougars return a number of key contributors next season, including Mackenzie Fidelak, who led the team with 331 kills, Zoe Gonzales (a team-high 95 blocks), and Ashley Bradbury (a team-best 319 digs).

Agho met her new team last week.