Boys Volleyball: Bob St. Leger taking over Homewood-Flossmoor program
By Pat Disabato firstname.lastname@example.org June 19, 2013 9:58PM
Bob St. Leger is the new boys volleyball coach at Homewood-Flossmoor. l File photo
Updated: July 22, 2013 6:10PM
Homewood-Flossmoor has added another coach to its staff with a state championship on his resume.
Bob St. Leger, who led Marist’s boys volleyball team to the state title in 2010, will take over H-F’s program.
St. Leger, 31, will succeed Brandon Cotter.
In May, H-F hired Tony Smith, who led Bolingbrook’s girls basketball team to three Class 4A state titles.
“H-F has amazing facilities and has always been regarded as one of the top schools in the state,” St. Leger said. “I’m really excited about this opportunity and a chance to get back to the south side.”
St. Leger arrives at H-F after spending one year at Wheaton North, guiding the Falcons to a school-record tying 25-win season and their first victory over archrival Wheaton Warrenville South in 17 years.
“I’m very fortunate to have spent a year at Wheaton North,” said St. Leger, who will teach social studies at H-F. “They have great people, a great administration, and it was a place I loved going to work. But coming back to the South Side was a huge attraction for me.”
St. Leger spent six seasons (2007 through ’12) at Marist, transforming the program into a powerhouse. He guided the RedHawks to a 172-49 record during that span, including four regional championships and two trips to the state finals.
The highlight came in 2010, when the RedHawks claimed the state championship with a 38-4 mark.
Prior to his arrival at Marist, St. Leger was coach at Joliet Catholic from 2004 through ’06.
St. Leger is confident he’ll be able to transform H-F into a consistent winner. It’s going to take time, however..
“There are a ton of athletes at H-F,” St. Leger said. “We’re in a tough conference (SouthWest Suburban) that’s so strong every year. Our goal will be to get to the level of Sandburg and Lincoln-Way East. It’s going to be a challenge.”
St. Leger was a two-sport standout during his playing days at Sandburg. He helped the Eagles volleyball team to back-to-back state titles in 1999 and 2000. His first love, however, was basketball, where he was a three-year varsity standout at Sandburg. He would go on to enjoy a stellar hoops career at St. Francis in Joliet.