Agho named NHS Volleyball Coach
March 29, 2017
Daisha Agho, who has coached Berthoud volleyball for the past eight years, has been named the new Niwot High volleyball coach.
Under Agho, Berthoud finished with a record of 21-6 last season, advancing to the state Class 4A tournament. There the Spartans beat Windsor before being eliminated by eventual state champion Lewis-Palmer. Berthoud finished 16-11 in 2015 following a 20-7 mark in 2014, and has made it to state in three of the last four years.
Agho, who lives in Firestone with her husband and two young children, was drawn to Niwot by the volleyball program and the academics at the school. She also noted that it made sense financially to apply at Niwot. The Thompson Valley School District has repeatedly voted down ballot issues which would have provided greater funding for schools, whereas the St. Vrain Valley School District has received broad public support for funding education.
Agho currently teaches science classes at Berthoud, and is hoping to find a teaching position at Niwot. She will be joined at Niwot by current Berthoud teaching colleague Jeremy Lanter, who was hired to coach football at Niwot last month.
NHS Athletic Director Chase McBride, who also came to Niwot from Berthoud High School, announced the hire following the resignation of Preston Brown who served four years as head coach.
“With Coach Agho, we are not only getting a coach, but we are also getting a mentor for young women,” McBride said. “The relationships she has developed with her athletes, have been the backbone of her success. Coach Agho is the type of fit for our program that we feel can take us to the next level.”
McBride continued, “We have an extremely talented and experienced group of girls coming back to the program, and we are thrilled to have Coach Agho at the head of our program.”
Prior to getting into teaching and coaching, Agho, who is a 2000 Thompson Valley High School graduate, played collegiately at Lamar Junior College and Huron University, where the team made it to nationals her senior year. “I’ve been coaching since I was a sophomore in college,” Agho said, noting that she served as a student assistant coach at Northern State University in South Dakota, and has also coached club teams. “I played outside hitter, middle and right side,” she said.
While at Berthoud she has also coached track, where she was an assistant for their girl’s state championship team. Coach Agho was introduced to the younger players on the Niwot team last week before Spring Break. Open gym will start in June for the summer program.