Todd Dagenais begins his third season as USC's assistant head coach after a one-year stint with USA Volleyball and five seasons as an assistant coach at Michigan State.
Dagenais (pronounced DAZJ-uh-nay) was the coordinator of USA Volleyball's High Performance Program prior to joining the USC staff. He oversaw the girls' High Performance and domestic programs, as well as the girls' youth and junior national programs. He was also involved with the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams and was a member of the 2004 Olympic Women's Team delegation.
In 2007, he was the head coach for the USA White Select National Team that won the silver medal at the High Performance Championships.
Dagenais coached at Michigan State from 1999-2003, spending his first three seasons as an assistant and final two seasons as associate head coach. He was MSU's recruiting and scouting coordinator, as well as assisting with travel, academics, scheduling, sports camps and training of all positional players. Michigan State competed in the NCAA Tournament all five seasons during Dagenais' tenure.
He was an assistant coach at Northern Michigan in 1998, serving as the recruiting and travel coordinator for the Wildcats that competed in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
In 1997, Dagenais was a volunteer assistant at Michigan State.
During his collegiate coaching career, he spent the offseasons with USA Volleyball. In 2002 and 2003, he was a volunteer assistant with the U.S. Women's National Team and accompanied the team on three tours against international competition. He was an assistant with the U.S. Junior National program in 2001 and served as USA Volleyball's lead court coach and tryout coordinator at High Performance camps from 1999 to 2003.
He co-founded mid-Michigan's first female elite junior team, the Valley Gold Elite Junior Volleyball Team, serving as its head coach from 1995 to 1997. The 1997 squad won the Michigan AAU state championship.
From November 1997 through March 1998, Dagenais coached Michigan State's Top 10-ranked women's club team.
He received his bachelor's degree in sports medicine (with an emphasis in exercise physiology) from Central Michigan in 1995. He played on the Chippewas' men's club team for four years and was also a certified athletic trainer.
Dagenais was born on Oct. 19, 1970. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Hawthorne.