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In her 13th year directing the Western volleyball program, Diane Flick is the winningest coach in program history, averaging 20.8 victories per season.
Western is 249-70 under Flick, a .781 winning percentage that is the best in school history and ranks 10th nationally among NCAA Division II active coaches.
In 2010, Flick received Great Northwest Athletic Conference co-Coach of the Year honors, directing the Vikings to 20 or more victories for the seventh time (20-4), the GNAC title for the fifth time (tied) and the post-season for the sixth time, reaching the West Regional semifinals.
In 2007, Flick guided Western to the championship match of the NCAA II National Tournament, being named American Volleyball Coaches Association West Region and GNAC Coach of the Year. The 26-5 Vikings were ranked a school-best No.2 in the final AVCA poll, reaching the Elite Eight and winning the West Regional, both for the first time in school history, and taking the GNAC title.
In 2003, Western posted the best record in school history, finishing 24-2. During the regular season, the Vikings were ranked a program-best No.2 nationally in the AVCA poll and reached the West Regional semifinals.
In 2002, Flick was named AVCA West Region Coach of the Year, directing Western to a 23-3 record.
Flick has been GNAC Coach of the Year six times, leading the Vikings to the first three league titles in school history from 2001 to 2003, going unbeaten in league play each of those years. Western had a school-record 24-match winning streak in 2003, with strings of 21 in 2007, 20 in 2001 and 18 in 2002. Flick also was GNAC Coach of the Year in 2006, the Vikings reaching the first round at regionals.
Western was 24-5 overall and got to the regional semifinals in 2001.
The Vikings had a 57-match league winning streak, the fourth longest conference string in NCAA II history, from 2000 to 2004.
Flick played collegiately at the University of Washington, where she was a four-year letter winner and was team MVP her junior and senior years. She ranked third in UW history in career assists with 2,624 despite spending nearly half of her time as an outside hitter.
Flick earned a bachelor's degree in speech communications in 1993, and in 1996, became an assistant coach for the Huskies, spending four seasons in that position and being a part of the UW's national tournament appearances in 1996 and 1997. She also co-founded and coached a junior club program that won two 18-year old regional championships in its first three years of existence.
The 40-year old Flick was a three-sport letter winner at Mountain View High School in Vancouver and was the first inductee into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. She was an all-State selection and Greater St. Helens League Player of the Year in volleyball as a senior.
Flick, who in 2011 was inducted into the USA Volleyball Puget Sound Region Hall of Fame, has a daughter Chayse Mingah 6.
In 13th year as head coach ... Overall record is 249-70, a winning percentage of .781 ... Ranks ninth nationally among NCAA Division II active coaches with highest victory percentage in school history and has most victories in program history ... In 2010, received Great Northwest Athletic Conference co-Coach of the Year honors, directing Vikings to 20 or more victories for seventh time (20-4), GNAC title for fifth time (tied) and post-season for sixth time, reaching the West Regional semifinals ... In 2007, guided Western to championship match of NCAA II National Tournament, being named American Volleyball Coaches Association Pacific Region and GNAC Coach of the Year ... The 26-5 Vikings were ranked a school-best No.2 in the final AVCA Top 25 Poll, winning the Pacific Regional title and reaching the Elite Eight, both for the first time in school history, and taking the GNAC championship for the fourth time in seven years ... Directed Western to 24-2 record in 2003, the best in school history, program-high regular-season No.2 national rating in AVCA poll and Pacific Regional semifinals in school's third straight national appearance ... AVCA Pacific Region Coach of the Year in 2002, leading Vikings to 23-3 record and first round of regionals ... GNAC Coach of the Year for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 ... Western had a 57-match GNAC winning streak, the fourth longest conference string in NCAA II history, from 2000 to 2004 ... In 2001, directed Western to 24-5 ledger and regional semifinals ... In 2000, guided Vikings to 24-9 record and berth in Pacific West Conference Tournament ... Assistant coach at University of Washington for four seasons under Bill Neville, who coached national teams for USA and Canada ... During tenure, Huskies reached NCAA I national tournament in 1996 and 1997 (Sweet 16), the first back-to-back national appearances for Washington since 1988-89 ... Graduated from Washington in 1993 with degree in speech communications ... Lettered four years as setter for Huskies, being team captain and earning MVP honors as junior and senior ... Ranked third among school career leaders in assists with 2,624 and fourth in digs with 893 ... Graduate of Mountain View High School in Vancouver ... First inductee into school's Athletic Hall of Fame ... All-State selection and Greater St. Helens League Player of the Year as senior and helped Thunder place fifth at state tournament as junior ... Three-sport letter winner ... 40 years old ... 2011 inductee into USA Volleyball Puget Sound Region Hall of Fame ... Has daughter Chayse Mingah, 6.
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