Deitre Collins-Parker, a two-time national collegiate player of the year and AVCA Hall of Fame member, was named the head volleyball coach at San Diego State on Jan. 30, 2009. She became just the fourth head coach since the Aztecs began collegiate play in 1976. She replaced Mark Warner, who retired at the end of the 2008 campaign after 13 years at the helm of the women's program.
In 2012 she led her Aztec squad to a 23-8 mark and a 13-3 ledger in the Mountain West as the Aztecs claimed their first-ever Mountain West title. It was SDSU's best conference record and league finish since the 1996 season and top overall record since 1995. In addition, she produced a pair of All-America honorees (Andrea Hannasch and Johnna Fouch) along with a total of three all-conference selections (Raegan Shelton) and the conference Newcomer of the Year (Michelle Waber).
Collins-Parker arrived at San Diego State after five seasons as the head coach at Cornell, where she led the Big Red to three Ivy League titles and two NCAA tournament appearances. Under her tutelage, the Big Red had seven players named first-team All-Ivy, including two-time Ivy League Player of the Year and honorable mention All-American, Elizabeth Bishop (2007).
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Former Aztec player Melanie Greene, who played three seasons of volleyball at San Diego State and has been involved with the program the past few seasons, joined the SDSU staff in 2011 as an assistant coach. In addition to serving as a part-time volunteer assistant coach the past three years, she has also coached youth teams at Club Pacific the last four years.
A three-year letterwinner for the Aztecs, Greene came to SDSU in 2004 after two years at Washington State where she redshirted during her freshman year. A three-year starter as an outside hitter, she averaged 3.46 kills and 2.73 digs per set while leading the team in kills and finishing among the top three in digs each season.
Over her final two seasons at San Diego State, Greene was named to the all-tournament team at four events including MVP honors at the 2006 Mutual Medical Cleveland State Invitational. During her senior season as team co-captain and MVP, she ranked fourth in the Mountain West in kill average (3.68 per game), recorded 12 double-doubles (kills-digs) and concluded her career ranked 13th in that category.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
San Diego State Head Volleyball Coach Deitre Collins-Parker has announced the addition of Rodrigo Suelotto as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 season. The Brazilian will oversee setter training for the Aztecs this fall.
Most recently Suelotto served as a coach for the women's team at São Paulo University - FEA. For the past six-plus years he has been the assistant coach, scout, and strength and conditioning coach for a women's professional team in the Pinheiros Sports Club.
In 2009, Suelotto was the strength and conditioning coach for a men's junior volleyball team at the Santander Sports Club after serving as an assistant coach for a men's junior squad at the Pinheiros Sports Club in 2008.