RALEIGH, N.C. – DiShondra Goree is a former women's volleyball and softball head coach at Shaw University. Goree, an alumnus of Shaw took over the reins of both programs in 2014.
Goree was very successful and a major part of turning around the women's volleyball program at Shaw. After a 1-19 season in 2014, the Lady Bears made strides over the next four seasons because of Goree's recruiting. In fact, Shaw made it to the CIAA championship match four-straight seasons under the leadership of Goree as the Lady Bears won its first CIAA championship in 21 years (1995) in 2016. During her tenure at the helm of the women's volleyball program, Goree amassed an overall record of 71-43 (.623), the programs first ever NCAA appearance (2016), three Southern Division titles and a plethora of all-conference honorees and one CIAA Player of the Year.
As the softball coach, Goree guided the Lady Bears to CIAA tournament for the first time seven years during the 2018 season. She had four players named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team, two CIAA All-Tournament recipients and one All-CIAA honoree during her tenure (2015-2018).
As a two-sport student-athlete at Shaw, Goree was a gifted outfielder in softball whom helped the Lady Bears to a 2003 championship title during her junior season. That year, she averaged .325 at the plate and was named All-CIAA. While also grabbing her second-consecutive All-CIAA honor during her senior year, Goree recorded a total of 105 hits, scored 95 runs, and had 50 extra base hits that included 19 doubles, five triples and 25 home runs that produced 101 RBIs. In volleyball, Goree played three seasons (2001-2003) for the Lady Bears. She finished with 435 kills, 398 digs, 135 service aces and 20 blocks.
Goree played for legendary Dianthia Ford-Kee whom was one the most winningest coaches in both volleyball and softball at Shaw.
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