Twenty Questions with Mary – Coming Soon
Born and raised in Santa Clarita, Mary Irilian (formerly Mary Keen) has been a significant force in the local volleyball community for nearly fifteen years. A graduate of Hart High School in 1997, Mary earned multiple All-League awards and was named Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year as a senior. Her success continued in college, where she was named the Western State Conference Player of the Year and Daily News Player of the Year for 1999 as the star player for the prestigious Women’s Volleyball Program at College of the Canyons.
A passion for volleyball as powerful as Mary’s does not stay away from the game for long, however, and in 2006 she joined the coaching staff at her alma mater, Hart High School. When the inevitable happened and Mary took over the program as its Head Coach, she quickly made her mark, earning Santa Clarita Signal “Coach of the Year” honors in her first season as she guided Hart to a League Championship. She remains the Head Varsity Coach for both the Hart Boys and Girls Programs, and led the former to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in more than a decade.
Everything Mary touches turns to gold, so it’s no surprise she has had significant successes in the club coaching arena, as well. After stints across multiple age groups, she settled into the 16’s division as one of several Santa Clarita Valley high school volleyball head varsity girls coaches to coach for LAVA North — not to mention taking on the role of Division Manager for the North as a whole. Mary returns once again for the coming season, ready for much more North success.
Favorite Quote – Coming Soon