Patty Orozco Dodd


Birth Date:    July 29, 1963

Home Town: Bogota, Colombia

Resides:        Hermosa Beach,  CA

Dodd who was inducted into the Beach Hall of Fame in 2013, lettered four years in volleyball at UCLA (1980-84) and assistant coached the school's 1984 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball championship team. Dodd was an All-American her junior and senior years at UCLA and made the NCAA All-Tournament teams as a sophomore and senior. Dodd played on the Major League Volleyball championship team (Los Angeles Starlites) in both 1987 and 1988. She and her husband (Mike) have two daughters. Dalas is a Sophomore setter at St. Marys College. Dominique is a Jr. Setter at Notre Dame High School. Her husband was a professional volleyball player and won the Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with Mike Whitmarsh. She and her husband were the first married couple to win open professional titles on the same weekend in 1989 (four times). Combined with her husband’s winnings (Mike, $1,774,720 and 75 event titles), the Dodds have won 89 tournament titles combined. She taught six years of bilingual kindergarten teacher in Lennox, CA and 10 years of Elementary Spanish in Manhattan Beach. The Dodds own DVS (Dodd Volleyball School) Manhattan Beach, Calif. 

Playing Experience

  • Colombian National Team 1978, 1979
  • UCLA 1980-1984, 2 time All-American
  • 2 years Major League Volleyball – 2 time MLV Champion with L.A. Starlites
  • A1 – Italian Professional Indoor League 1985
  • 16 years Professional Beach Volleyball – WPVA and AVP
  • 15 Open wins, including the Manhattan Open
  • 1997 FIVB World Tour

Coaching Certifications

  • USA Volleyball Indoor IMPACT certified
  • USA Volleyball Beach IMPACT certified
  • USA Beach Coach Accreditation Program certified (BCAP Level I)
  • USA Beach Coach Accreditation Program (BCAP) CADRE teacher
  • Gold Medal Square I and II Certified


Coaching Experience

  • UCLA Assistant Coach 1984 – NCAA Champion
  • Santa Monica Club 15s – Bronze Medal – 1985
  • Sunshine Volleyball Club 2006-2007 Silver 13s
  • Mizuno Long Beach 2008-2011 – Bronze 16s, Bronze 13s
  • American Martyrs School – 2002-2013 – 5 CYO championships
  • UCLA, Pepperdine summer volleyball camps for Al Scates, Andy Banachowski, Marv Dunphy
  • Los Angeles Volleyball Academy LAVA Beach coach 2013
  • 2013 USA Jr. National Team Coach U26 and U17

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