Hackett Catholic Prep Head Coach Mark Haase took some time on Saturday to join the Pressbox. Haase is in his first year leading the Irish and has the team undefeated at 20-0 entering the playoffs. Led by senior trio Jack Dales, Dane Preston, Riley Gallagher along with junior forward Teddy Oosterbann the Irish won their first conference title since 1990. Hackett will enter the state playoffs on Wednesday March 9 against the winner of Bangor and Bloomingdale, and will be looking to win their third straight district championship.
Coach Haase is at his third coaching stop. He has also been the head coach at Otsego and Berrien Springs. He joined the Pressbox to talk about his team’s success, a possible third match-up with rival Kalamazoo Christian, and his journey that has brought him to being at Hackett this season.