New addition to athletics staff earned 219 wins as head coach at Utica Eisenhower.
The athletic department of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that Jason Gendreau has been named head coach of the high school's varsity baseball team. Gendreau comes to Notre Dame after completing his 10th season this spring as head varsity baseball coach at Eisenhower High School in Utica.
Currently a teacher of business education and technology in the Utica Community School System, Gendreau earned 219 wins as head coach at Eisenhower along with four district championships and finished the 2017 campaign with 30 wins, the most in Eisenhower school history. Before Eisenhower, he also coached baseball at L’Anse Creuse and New Haven high schools.
“The opportunity to coach at Notre Dame is a tremendous honor and privilege,” Gendreau said. “Leaving what we built up at Ike over the past decade wasn't an easy decision, but my staff and I are very excited about this new journey with the Irish!"
A graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, Gendreau also holds a Master of Science degree in education administration from Saginaw Valley State University. In addition, he is a member of the Michigan Education Association, Michigan Business Education Association and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.
In 2016, Gendreau was selected to coach the East squad at the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association High School All-Star Game. Also, while at Eisenhower, Gendreau’s teams have fielded eight MHSBCA All-Stars, seven All State players and has had more than 40 players sign to play baseball at the college level.
Gendreau, who lives with his wife, Lori, and their three children in Shelby Township, Mich., plans to continue teaching in the Utica Community School System. He also plans to manage the upcoming Notre Dame Irish Summer Skills Baseball Camp, which will be held August 1-3 on the school’s Pontiac campus.
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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org.