Program History

The women's volleyball program is admired throughout the nation for its winning tradition. The program is a proven leading contender for the region championship every year.

PHSC has a competitive schedule, playing the top teams throughout the state. Many out-of-state teams also travel to play against PHSC's highly respected program. PHSC volleyball prides itself on graduating its student athletes on time. Numerous graduates have continued their athletic endeavors at various four-year institutions throughout the nation. Others have chosen to concentrate solely on their academics as they worked toward their degree(s).

Volleyball Coaching Staff

  • Deann Newton Head Volleyball Coach

    Deann Wilson

    Head Coach

    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.

  • Portrait of Rosemarie Gilmartin

    Rosemarie Gilmartin

    Assistant Coach

    Rose Gilmartin is entering her first year as assistant coach for the PHSC Women's Volleyball team and she is very excited about being a part of the program. Rose is a New Port Richey native and alum of River Ridge High School. She was a multi-sport athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, and track. She is also an alum of PHSC and continued her education at USF. Rose has also coached club volleyball for the last 13 years. She started at Wolf Pack Volleyball (New Port Richey) in 2010, then transitioned to Komodo Volleyball, where she stayed until 2016. She currently coaches with Elevate Volleyball Club (Tarpon Springs), where she has been since 2019. During this time, she has head coached teams from ages 11-18 with ongoing national placements and rankings. She enjoys the technical aspect of the game in assisting players to understand, read, and anticipate potential outcomes in the sport before they occur to provide a tactical advantage to her teams. Rose holds a variety of coaching/education accreditations through USA Volleyball, Amateur Athletic Union, and FHSAA. “I look forward to assisting the growth and development of this program each and every year!”

  • Mark Sawyer Assistant Volleyball Coach

    Mark Sawyer

    Assistant Coach

  • Portrait of Andrew Jaenichen

    Andrew Jaenichen

    Assistant Coach