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Dan Rolfes Named New Athletic Director

Monday, May 7, 2018  
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Dan Rolfes, Incarnate Word Academy’s Head Basketball Coach, will be taking on additional duties in the 2018-19 school year. Dan has been named the new Athletic Director of Incarnate Word Academy. “We welcome Dan Rolfes into this role and know that he will continue to lead in the tradition of what he has helped to build as coach at Incarnate Word Academy,” said Maureen Hayes Lovette ’93, Principal of the all-girls Catholic high school located in north St. Louis County.


Rolfes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree/Certification in Education, Secondary Physical Education and Health from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Rolfes takes on this role with a wealth of knowledge. He has coached at the club level, collegiate level, and has been Incarnate Word Academy’s head basketball coach for the last 18 years. Coach Rolfes has an overall winning record of 483-69 at IWA. He has won 8 State Championships, had 13 Final Four appearances and has 16 District Championships. His teams have been ranked five times in the top 25 by USA Today and finished #2 in 2014. Coach Rolfes has helped 43 IWA student athletes earn basketball scholarships at the college level.


Rolfes holds the following titles:
· Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
· National Federation of State High School Associations Midwest Girls Basketball Coach of the Year 2015
· Missouri State High School Activities Association Coach of the Year 2014-15
· Max Preps National Coach of the Year 2014
· WBCA Coach of the Year 2010
· Nike High School All American Game Coach 2010
· Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year: 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015,2017, 2018
· Associated Press Coach of the year 2006 & 2010
· St. Louis Post Dispatch Coach of the Year 2006 & 2010


“I am grateful to the Incarnate Word Academy administration for giving me this opportunity.  I love being a part of the school community and I am excited to be in this role. I look forward to building upon a storied athletic program and creating an even brighter future for our student athletes, families, fans and alumnae,” Rolfes said.