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Chicago Sky to Honor St. Francis Coach at Title IX Anniversary

The Chicago Sky Foundation will honor Peg Kopec for her commitment to the St. Francis girls' volleyball team at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX Aug. 17.

The Chicago Sky will honor Coach, Peg Kopec from in Wheaton for her outstanding commitment as a leader of young women at its celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX during its Aug. 17 game.

The Chicago Sky Foundation chose nine local women to be a part of the Honorary Title IX team, who will be celebrated at a pre-game reception and during half-time at the Aug. 17 game against the Atlanta Dreams at the Allstate Arena.

We would be pleased to arrange an interview for you with Chicago Sky leadership who were instrumental in choosing the honorary team and of course with your own local hero, Ms. Kopec.

Kopec completed her 33rd year as varsity volleyball coach this year, according to a press release. Her teams accomplishments include 25 regional championships, a third place finish in the 1988 “AA” State Tournament, Class “A” State Championships in 1989, 1991,1992, 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2004, Class “AA” State Championship in 2006, a second place finish in 2000 and 2007, a third place finish in 1994 and 1998, a fourth place finish in 1995 and an Elite 8 appearance in 1996.

Kopec is a member of the Illinois Girls Coaches Association and the National High School Coaches Association Halls of Fame, was the 2005 “U.S. High School Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year,” and the 2006 “National Co-Coach of the Year” by PrepVolleyball.com. Coach Kopec is the winningest coach in IHSA history, and finished the 2007 season with a career record of 958-219-2.

Information courtesy of a press release.

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