Roosevelt Lakers
Record: 10-12 Home: 2-4 Away: 5-2 Neutral: 3-6 CCAC: 5-6
Volleyball - Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

CHICAGO - Roosevelt University director of athletics John Jaramillo announced that Kelly Fitzgerald has resigned from her post as Roosevelt head volleyball coach. 

Fitzgerald, who amassed a 102-117 record in six seasons at Roosevelt, departs the Lakers after accepting a position to become the athletic director at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind. 

Fitzgerald served as the first volleyball coach in Roosevelt history when she was named to the position in 2010. A former All-American student-athlete at Saint Xavier and head volleyball coach at Illinois Tech, she built Roosevelt's program from scratch and posted three consecutive 20-win seasons during her six campaigns at the helm. Fitzgerald took her 2013 team all the way to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament semifinals, the best finish among the Lakers' three postseason runs during her tenure. 

"I wish Kelly nothing but the very best in this new chapter of her career," Jaramillo said. "Her contributions to Roosevelt Athletics and Roosevelt University as a whole were immense, and I am grateful to Kelly for the work she has done to establish Roosevelt Volleyball and develop hard-working, high-character student-athletes. I know this is a step that Kelly had been interested in taking as she thought about her long-term career goals. On behalf of Roosevelt University, I wish Kelly, her husband John, and their children Colton and Vivian happiness, health and success as Kelly makes this transition from coach to administrator."

An interim head coach will be named before a national search is conducted at the conclusion of the 2017 season later in the fall.  

"We at Roosevelt are committed to the volleyball program and, most importantly, our student-athletes," Jaramillo continued. "We will make an official announcement about the team's leadership soon so we can hit the ground running heading into the fall season."