St. Paul, MN (May 21, 2021) – Chris Pierce has gone full cycle at Saint Agnes High School. A little over two decades ago, he was a four-year basketball and baseball student-athlete at the St. Paul school. Three years ago, he returned to his prep alma mater as a varsity assistant and coached the C team.
Now he is taking over as the Aggies new head boys’ basketball coach. “I want to provide kids with an opportunity to love basketball the way I loved it when I was a student here,” Pierce said. “I believe that by creating a culture and climate grounded in honor, accountability, communication, and trust as core values, athletes can thrive both on and off the court.”
Pierce has been involved in coaching basketball for more than a decade. After graduating from Stillman College with a BS in Elementary Education in 2008, Pierce started coaching eighth graders in Duncanville, Alabama. When he returned to the Twin Cities five years later, he worked with the Minnesota Future Stars AAU program. He later spent years as an assistant coach at Washington Magnet in St. Paul before joining the Aggie staff in 2018.
“Chris knows our personnel and what kind of player we need to be successful,” said Mike Streitz, Saint Agnes Athletics Director. “I am very excited to see what he does next season.”
The Aggies went 6-13 overall last season. But they return five of the team’s top six scorers for 2021-22. “We’re going to play fast and be aggressive” Pierce said. “I understand and embrace all that being an Aggie entails, both on and off the court.”