Deidra Dryden, Vice President & Director of Athletics

Deidra Dryden began coaching at Southern Virginia University in 1997 and helped recruit the first women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer teams. She has also coached intercollegiate women’s soccer, basketball, softball, and tennis.

From 1998 to 1999, she was the head women’s soccer coach and the team won the NSCAA national championship. That year she was also the head women’s basketball coach and the basketball team finished fourth at NSCAA national tournament.

The following year, she was the assistant women’s basketball coach and the team won the NSCAA championship. She also coached softball, which placed second at the NSCAA national tournament. From 2000 to 2005, she was the head softball coach and the team had five appearances at national tournaments.

Dryden’s intercollegiate athletic career includes playing tennis at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and playing basketball and tennis at Columbus State University.

B.S., Columbus State University, 1990; M.Ed., James Madison University, 2017