Brown Head Coach Diane Short Retires After 25 Years

  0 Braden Keith | November 24th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, College Coaching Changes, Division I Mid-Major, News

Brown volleyball head coach Diane Short has retired after 25 years at the helm of the Bears. Short retires with more wins than any other coach in program history with a career 257-395 record, including 7-18 in her final season.

During her tenure, she led Brown to 3 Ivy League titles – in 1996, 1998, and 2001, the latter of which they shared with Penn. That resulted in 2 NCAA tournament appearances (they lost the tie-breaker to Penn in 2001). The team also had 3 Ivy League Players of the Year (Cathy Luke in 1994, Tomo Nakanishi in 1998, Corry Myer in 2001), and 2 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Awards. She’s the only Brown coach to win an Ivy League title or have a player named Ivy League Player of the Year.

27 players were named to the All-Ivy League teams in the Short era, including 11 first-team honors.

“I want to thank Coach Short for her contributions to the Brown volleyball program and its student-athletes over the past 25 years,” Brown Director of Athletics Jack Hayes said. “I wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.”

“Over the past 25 years, I have been blessed to work with and coach so many incredible young women,” said Short.  “The relationships that I have developed with players, coaches, and parents during that time will be cherished for the rest of my life.  I now look forward to the next chapter in my life where I will spend more time with my husband and family.”

All-Time Brown Career Wins Leaders, Coaches:

  1. Diane Short (1993-2017) – 257-395
  2. Cathy Fulford (1978-1991) – 220-185
  3. Dorothy Hert (1993) – 11-12
  4. Down Town (1977) – 5-6


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