Courtesy of the SIAC
Kentucky State University Athletics mourns the loss of former women’s volleyball head coach DiShondra Goree.
Goree joined Kentucky State in 2018 where the Thorobreds concluded their season at 23-22 overall and 14-3 in the SIAC. The team participated in the 2018 SIAC postseason tournament as the second seed in the Western Division.
In the 2019 season, Coach Goree the Thorobred volleyball program to a 25-14 season and 16-2 in the SIAC conference.
The Thorobreds ended their season as the 2019 SIAC Runner-ups for the second consecutive season.
She left a legacy not only at Kentucky State but also at her Alma Mater Shaw. She was a three-time CIAA Coach of the Year, Goree led the Bears to their first conference championship in 21 years when Shaw accomplished the feat in 2016.
DiShondra Goree was loved and she deeply impacted her student-athletes, colleagues, and supporters through her passion for volleyball and coaching at Kentucky State and across the country. Her presence in the sport will be missed, but always remembered fondly by her Kentucky State Athletics family.