At Monday night’s Oregon C.U.S.D. #220 Board of Education meeting, the district hired new head coaches to lead its high school volleyball and boys basketball programs. Farrell Cain was approved as the new varsity volleyball head coach. She replaces Faith McNamee who resigned in February after seven seasons. Nathan Green was approved as the new boys basketball head coach, replacing Quinn Virgil who resigned after 12 seasons.
“We are very excited to move forward with Coach Cain and Coach Green leading our volleyball and boys basketball programs,” said Oregon Athletic Director Mike Lawton. “Both of these individuals have absolutely earned this opportunity after being in lead assistant roles for successful programs for several years now. We are happy to have Coach Cain lead the program she once played for and we are thrilled to welcome Coach Green back to the Big Northern Conference and to the Oregon/Mt. Morris community.”
Cain, of Oregon, was a player on the most successful team in Oregon volleyball history, the 2006-07 Regional and Sectional champion squad that went 36-4 and still holds the school record for most wins in a season. She went on to play volleyball at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where she was captain her senior year in 2011. Since then, she has served as an assistant coach in the Oregon High School program helping the Hawks claim four IHSA Regional titles and a Big Northern Conference championship during this time.
Green, of Rockford, attended high school at Rockford Lutheran where he was three year varsity starter on three straight Regional Champion teams in 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09. He played collegiately at Concordia University in Wisconsin for one year before obtaining his degree in Physical Education from Illinois State University in 2014. He earned his master’s degree from Concordia University – Chicago in 2019. After college, Green started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Rockford Lutheran. He then moved on to Rockford Jefferson High School where he served as a varsity assistant for five years before most recently acting as head sophomore coach at Jefferson for the past two seasons. Green has also worked as a coaching intern at the Tom Izzo basketball camp at Michigan State University and at the University of Wisconsin camps.