Everest Collegiate High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Marisa Ciszewski as head varsity volleyball coach and Rich Cross as head varsity boys basketball coach.
Coach Ciszewski attended Notre Dame Prep High School where she played for MHSAA Hall of Fame coach Betty Wroubel. Marisa helped lead the team to the 2013 State Championship. She also played club volleyball for Legacy Volleyball Club for seven years. Upon graduating from high school, Marisa attended Oakland University where she was the team’s manager for four seasons. Marisa credits OU Head Coach Rob Beam for giving her the knowledge needed to succeed as a varsity coach. Coach Ciszewski assumes the position after Coach Gina Mirjah resigned earlier this year after leading the Mountaineers for the past eight seasons. During her tenure, Coach Mirjah lead the team to two CHSL Intersectional Titles. Coach Ciszewski met with interested volleyball players in the spring before school was out.
Coach Cross (EC Class of 2013) played football and basketball for the Mountaineers from 2009-2013. He helped lead the Mountaineers basketball team to two CHSL Intersectional Championships and two MHSAA District Championships. Upon graduation, Rich attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he played two seasons for the Barons. Coach Cross has spent the past three seasons as the EC boys JV basketball coach and last season as the varsity assistant coach, in which the Mountaineers claimed the CHSL league title, competed in the CHSL championship for the first time in program history, and claimed the district title. Coach Cross receives the baton from Coach Ann Serra-Lowney who stepped down after seven seasons as the boys varsity basketball coach.