Deann Wilson is in her sixth year as head coach of the PHSC women’s volleyball team, after spending the 2017 as PHSC assistant coach, where she helped guide the Bobcats to a 7th place finish at the National Tournament.
In her first season as head coach, Wilson led the team to a Sun Lakes Conference Championship. Wilson was also named 2018 Sun Lakes Conference Coach of the Year. Since 2018, Wilson has coached eleven Sun Lakes Conference selections, and one NJCAA 2nd Team All-American, Camden Bitter. Wilson has coached and guided twelve athletes to continue playing at the NCAA/NAIA Division level.
Prior to joining the Bobcats, she was the head volleyball coach at Sunlake High School (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) for four seasons (76-38). Wilson has received numerous honors, including 2015 Sunshine Athletic Conference East Coach of the Year, 2014 Sunshine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year; 2014 AVCA Class 5A Region Coach of the Year; and Tampa Bay Times Pasco County Volleyball Coach of the Year (2014). Her teams were district champions in both 2014 and 2015, and district runner up in 2016. She led the 2014 Sunlake team to a State Final Four appearance. Prior to her role at Sunlake, Wilson was the Varsity Assistant/JV Volleyball Coach at J.W. Mitchell High School (New Port Richey, Fla.) for two seasons (2002-2003).
Wilson began coaching volleyball in 1999 as the Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Wilsonville High School, in Wilsonville, Ore. She helped guide that team to a 5th place state tournament finish in 2000.
Wilson graduated from Western Oregon University (WOU), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Psychology. While at Western Oregon, Wilson was a two-sport athlete playing both volleyball and softball. The nationally ranked team qualified and played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournament in 1996 and 1997, where Wilson was a right-side hitter. Wilson has taught Physical Education/Health for the last 22 years in Pasco County, and at Florida Virtual School. She is currently an online instructor at Pasco eSchool.