Valor Christian names Hall-of-Famer Jayne McHugh its new volleyball coach

Valor Christian volleyball

(Dan Mohrmann/

Valor Christian has named Hall of Famer Jayne McHugh its next volleyball coach, the school announced on Tuesday night.

McHugh, a 1991 inductee into the CHSAA Hall of Fame for her performance as a student-athlete at Arvada West in the 1970s, was most recently the coach at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif., where her teams was 141-62 from 2013-18.

"We are very excited to bring Jayne back home to Colorado where she grew up and played high school athletics," said new Valor Christian athletic director Brian Bonn, whose hire was announced on Monday.

After high school, McHugh played college volleyball at the University of Pacific — she was recently inducted into the West Coast Conference's Hall of Fame in recognition of her career there — and was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic volleyball team. She later became the head coach at Pacific, amassing a record of 100-59 from 2001-05.

In 1992, she was inducted into Pacific's Hall of Fame. Four years later, she was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame.

"I am truly blessed to be returning to Colorado and I am ecstatic about being closer to my extended family," McHugh said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 40 years in Stockton, California, but my heart is bringing me home!

"To become a part of the Valor Christian Family is an awesome opportunity and I look forward to sharing my passion for volleyball with the community."

Valor Christian won the Class 5A championship last fall, the program's first. Coach Kaitlyn Hastings stepped down after the season to spend more time with her family.