San Diego State Volleyball
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 womens 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 SDSUs 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.
Ken Murczek enters his first season as an assistant coach with the San Diego State volleyball program.
A former Aztec mens volleyball player, Murczek brings a wealth of coaching experience to Montezuma Mesa, including nine years as a head coach at the NCAA level.
Most recently, Murczek was the head coach of the mens volleyball program at the University of Charleston in West Virginia during the spring of 2017, following a three-year stint as head coach of the womens team at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Volleyball Operations Assistant
San Diego State head volleyball coach Deitre Collins-Parker announced the hiring of Makayla Westphal as the volleyball operations assistant for the Aztec program on March 15, 2017. Westphal arrives at SDSU after serving as an intern for the Director of Volleyball Operations at the University of Nebraska last season.
During the past two years, Westphal has coached at the Volleyball Club Nebraska (VCN) girls club in Lincoln, Neb., where she was an assistant for the 15 and 17 Black teams and head coach for the 14 Black squad. She also served as an evaluator for the girls National Junior and High Performance Team tryouts conducted by USA Volleyball in Omaha.
In addition to her club coaching experience at VCN, Westphal has served as a volunteer assistant coach at Waverly High School in Waverly, Neb., and as an assistant coach for the 18-1 team at the Panhandle Power Girls Volleyball Club in Lincoln. In addition, she has also worked as an instructor at various volleyball camps in the Lincoln area.