In his fifth season at MSU, Todd Dagenais enters his first season as associate head coach. A volunteer assistant at State in 1997, Dagenais returned after working as an assistant at Northern Michigan University in 1998. He served as recruiting coordinator and managed student-athletes? academics at NMU. At Michigan State, Dagenais serves as recruiting coordinator and assists with travel, sports camps and the outside and middle hitters? training.
Dagenais spent much of the 2002 and 2003 offseasons working as an assistant coach with Team USA, both at the Colorado Springs training facility and abroad. In May, 2002, Dagenais accompanied the U.S. squad to Japan for a seven-match Challenge Cup. In the summer of 2001, Dagenais served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Junior National program. He also served as lead court coach and try-out coordinator for USA Volleyball at national try-out camps from 1999-2003.
From Nov. 1997 to March 1998, Dagenais coached the top-10 ranked MSU women?s club volleyball team. From 1995-97, he was the head coach of the Valley Gold Elite Junior Volleyball Team. Dagenais, the co-founder of the team, which was the first female elite junior team in mid-Michigan, served on the board of directors and as the recruiting coordinator for the 1997 team that won the Michigan AAU State Championships.
A native of Escanaba, Mich., Dagenais graduated from Central Michigan University in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine. A certified athletic trainer, he played on the Chippewas? men?s club team for four years. He is engaged to be married to Katie Mitzner on June 5, 2004.