Dietre Collins-Parker

Deitre Collins-Parker is a leader in the game with more than 30+ years of high level playing and coaching. She has coached collegiately at UNLV, Cornell, and most recently at San Diego State University. She led the Aztecs to their first Mountain West Championship in 2012 and a spot in the NCAA Tournament, their first in over a decade. Collins-Parker earned Mountain West Coach of the Year that season.

She’s also made head coaching stops at UNLV and Cornell, winning three Ivy League titles at the later.

Collins-Parker began her international coaching career by serving as an assistant coach for the USA at the NORCECA Games in 1993. She resumed the post in the 1994 Goodwill Games. She also led the U.S. Junior National Team in 1998, 2000 and 2001.

Before her coaching career, Collins-Parker was a force on the court. She earned three time All-America designations at the University of Hawaii. Internationally, she represented the U.S. from 1985-1992. She was a starting middle blocker at the 1988 Olympic Games and served as an alternate in 1992. Professionally, she played in both Italy and France, twice winning the French League Championship.

Collins-Parker was voted into a litany of Hall of Fames, including the Antelope Valley High School, University of Hawaii, AVCA and Southern California Halls. In 2009, she received the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Award, and during her playing career, she became the first volleyball player to win the prestigious Broderick Cup as the nation’s Top Female Collegiate Athlete.