NEW ULM - Volleyball coach Stef Dietz and girl's basketball coach Jeremy Drexler have both stepped down from their positions at New Ulm Cathedral, Activities Director Alan Woitas confirmed on Friday.
Dietz went 57-57-2 in her five seasons as the Greyhounds' coach, adding to her 190-147-6 career mark that includes her previous coaching tenure at Sleepy Eye St. Mary's.
Woitas said one of Dietz's valuable contributions to Cathedral was the youth volleyball program that she started for elementary students.
"She is a quality person and develops her players not only into better volleyball players, but also better people," Woitas said in an email to The Journal. "She has turned the program around and made [it] competitive against in the conference and in the section."
Drexler, who agreed to return for just the 2013-14 season, went 72-55 in his combined five seasons as the girl's basketball coach.
"Jeremy does a great job of motivating his student-athletes and getting them to work hard in practices and games," Woitas said. "He is very passionate about the game of basketball and instills that same passion in his players. Jeremy truly gets his players to believe in his system and they give him their all-out effort in return."
Drexler was hired as the Legion Gold baseball coach for the upcoming season.
Woitas said he is currently accepting applications for both head coaching positions and hopes to begin the interview process later this month.
Hulke resigns at Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye girl's basketball coach Ryan Hulke resigned from his position earlier this week.
In a letter he wrote explaining his decision, Hulke said he would not be able to continue devoting his time to the team while working full-time in St. Peter.
"I took a supervisory role at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center in August and my hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, so we would practice 5-7 p.m. almost every night," Hulke wrote. "As the year went on, practicing late every day took a toll on me, the girls and their families as they were never home before 7:30 p.m."
In his three seasons as the Indians' coach, Hulke went 44-39, making him the third-winningest coach in girl's basketball history. Hulke was previously the boy's basketball coach at his alma mater, Nicollet, before eventually taking the reins of the girl's program at Sleepy Eye