Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Isidore Newman School
Joanne Skertich served as the head volleyball coach at Isidore Newman School from 1977-2001 (25 seasons). During that time, she directed Newman to 13 LHSAA state championships (1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), including state titles in each of her final seven seasons. At the time of her retirement, the 13 volleyball state championships was an LHSAA record. Overall, her teams were 13-2 in state championship matches, including a 9-0 mark in her final 10 seasons with the Greenies. Her teams advanced to the state championship match 15 of her final 17 seasons. A 1974 graduate of UNO, Skertich is still employed at Newman as associate director of admissions.