Dr. Vickie L. Grooms Denny
||Bob Jones University, Health and Physical Education
||University of Illinois-Chicago, Physical Education/Psychomotor Development
||Florida State University, Physical Education/Teacher Education
Coach Denny has 34 years of coaching experience on various levels of
competition. She has coached at the college level for 30 years
and is beginning her 24th year at CCC. She has also directed summer volleyball camps and clinics for the past twenty-nine years.
Coach Denny's overall goal for the volleyball program is to see young women grow and develop in their love for the Lord and in their
love for the sport of volleyball. Her life verse is Galatians 2:20. She is married to Mr. Lou Denny who assists her with the
Overall College Coaching Record: 927 wins/306 losses
CCC Coaching Record: 835 wins/212 losses
NCCAA II National Champions:1987,1995,1996,1997,2000
NCCAA II Runner Ups:1998/1999/2001/2002/2003
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program - Level 1-1991
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program - Level II-1995
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program - Level III-2003
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program - Level III-2007
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer-2007
NCCAA II District Coach of the Year:1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997
NCCAA II Regional Coach of the Year:1998,2000,2001,2003,2004,2006,2007,2008,2010
NCCAA II National Tournament Coach:1994,1995,1996
NCCAA II National Coach of the Year:1995,1997,2004,2007,2008
NCCAA II National Chair for Volleyball:1998-2002
Inducted into the NCCAA Hall of Fame:2005
First Vice President of NCCAA:2005-2007
President of the NCCAA:2007-Present
Grooms, Vickie, (1995) “How to Teach Volleyball Techniques” Sidelines, Vol. 7:3, pp.1-2.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2008) "External Attention for Teaching Volleyball" Volleyball Ace Power Tips,
Volume 19:16, pp. 1-3.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2009) "Developing the Volleyball Spike Using Gentile's Taxonomy of Tasks" Volleyball Ace Power Tips,
Volume 20:7, pp. 1-3.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2009)
"External Attention for Teaching Sport Skills" Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Vol. 80:6, pp.59-60.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2010) "Applying Motor Learning Principles in Coaching Volleyball"
Coaching Volleyball, Vol. 27:3 pp. 24-25.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2010) "Applying Motor Learning Principles in Coaching Volleyball-Part II"
Coaching Volleyball, Vol. 27:4 pp. 24-25.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2010) "Where to Focus Attention When Learning the Jump Float
Serve in Volleyball" Journal of Coaching Education, Vol. 3; 1, pp. 1-13.
Denny, Grooms Vickie, (2012) ""Imagery
Practice: The Untapped Resource" Volleyball Ace Power Tips, Volume 23:13, pp. 1-3.
Assistant Coach Lou Denny
Lou Denny is beginning his 15th season as the assistant
for the CCC volleyball team. He oversees all administrative
tasks and also helps with recruiting. For his numerous
contributions to the volleyball program at Clearwater,
in 2010 he was honored by the American Volleyball Association
as the NCCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Assistant Coach Laura Marvin
Laura Marvin returns to the Lady Cougars after five years of coaching and teaching at Hanalani Schools in Hawaii. As a
player, Laura received numerous awards. She was named to the NCCAA All American Teams in each of her four years; she was on the
2004 and 2006 National Championship Teams and was also inducted into the CCC Hall of Fame in 2007.
Coach Denny is thrilled to have Laura back helping with the team this season. Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and
experiences both as a player and as a volleyball coach. She will be working with our front line to improve spiking and
blocking techniques along with other game responsibilities.
Schedules and Scores
God has given me the opportunity to play both basketball and volleyball here at CCC, and I am so thankful! The girls I've had the privilege
to play sports with are my closest friends. Every day before practice, we share prayer requests, praises, or a passage from God's Word. It's
awesome being challenged by my own teammates to grow more Christ-like through playing basketball and volleyball. I will never forget the
memories I've made and the blessings I've received while playing sports.
Volleyball Coach Approaching Milestone: Will Reach 800 Career Wins In Fall of 2010
(by Ken Gustafson)